I, Arlene Johnson, the founder of News Source, Inc., The Company That
Cares About People, was born during the Second World War in the United States. I was
educated in the Los Angeles Public School system graduating in the early 1960s. After
completing one year at Los Angeles Pierce College, I left school for what would become a
15 year absence. Returning to Los Angeles Pierce College in the early 1980s, I graduated
from L.A. Pierce College and entered UCLA as a junior in the mid 1980s.
This was a very interesting time at UCLA as
there was a demand that the UC system divest funds from companies which did business with
South Africa which I erroneously admired and in which I participated because I was unaware that
communists instigated it.A sociology major for
the vast majority of my higher educational experience, I grew to understand the plight of
those less fortunate, especially those of African descent. My favorite professor at L.A.
Pierce College is of African descent and taught me many important lessons regarding the
plight of African American people. She also taught me what we did to Cuba by
advising me to read a book entitled Listen, Yankee authored by the sociologist C. Wright
I was already pretty political due to a
grandmother who was political, but reading that book was the awakening as to what our
federal government was doing.
Other books I have read include but are not
limited to Inside The Company by Philip Agee, Friends In High Places by Laton McCartney,
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire, The Black Underclass by Douglas G. Glasgow just
to name a few of the books which molded me and taught me so much.
In 1985 while still a student at UCLA I met
a gentleman who is from Iran who taught me information which other Americans do not know
but which people from other countries do know because the information was published in
their press. My friend knows the Shah of Iran's family and risked his wellbeing to try
to look at what was going on prior to the Shah leaving Iran. If he had deceived me about
news he reported to me, all the other sources would have negated that which he shared with
me. But, they don't negate what he told me. So many people have acknowledged what I have
said to them as true.
Graduating from UCLA in 1987 I began a
Master's degree in Library Science in 1990 and graduated in 1993 from Pratt Institute in
Brooklyn, New York. While a student at that institution, I did further research on the
relatively secret organization which is controlling our federal elections in the United
States and uncovered an unpublished dissertation on their effect on the banking industry.
That will be the first book News Source,
Inc. publishes because banking effects the average consumer in not only America but around
My first job as a librarian was at Mercy
College in one of their annexes in New York City where I worked for nearly two years
before starting my own company. It was while working at Mercy College that I learned from a student about
the biggest cover-up of the 20th Century, a cover-up of an event which
betrayed every country around the world. Another position in which I worked was on a contract for
several months at Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York campus.
It was while working there during the
summer of 1994 that I made the decision to start News Source, Inc and wanted to do a
superior index of The New York Times which would have included the stock symbols in the
index of all the stocks reported in articles in each newspaper and contact telephone
numbers for them also. This venture never materialized however, because the funding was
So, I decided I would try to sell
information to the then President of Chemical Bank, Walter Shipley, so I could publish
True Democracy but he wouldn't see me saying that he doesn't see "customers."
I didn't consider myself just a customer
since I had the copy of the unpublished dissertation on the banking industry written by a
gentleman at the University of Kentucky who successfully defended his dissertation to
obtain his Ph.D.
We face so many problems in our society
that the phrase which my favorite professor stated to me so many years ago stands like a
beacon in my soul. She said, "There is no problem that cannot be solved, they just
don't want to."
We will come together as a world community
to solve all the problems we face as a world. Together there isn't anything we cannot
solve if we come together. This includes the homeless person, the wage earner, the
investor, and anyone who cares to know the unvarnished truth.
- International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England
- American Biographical Institute
- Sterlings Who's Who, New York, New York
- International Woman of the Year for 2001
- The World Who's Who of Women 13th Edition, 1995
- 2000 Notable American Women, 1995
- Fellow of the International Biographical Association, 1995
- 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century to be published in late 2001 by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England
- The International Biographical Centre's "21st Century Award for Achievement"
Peace to all of you.