Arnold Hannon, was born in Detroit, Michigan, to fifteen-year-old, unmarried, Bennie Mae Hannon, on December 15, 1948. Arnold, is the eldest of three sons, born to Bennie Mae.Arnold, attended Detroit pubic schools, and received a G.E.D. soon after dropping out of Northern High School. He went on to earn his associate degree in psychology, from Wayne County Community College, in 1988. He earned his bachelors of arts degree in Communications, from the University of Detroit, in 1990.
Before Arnold’s undergraduate education began, he earned his masters degree in streetology, from the school of hard knocks. Same school that Iceberg Slim and Donald Goines attended.
From these experiences, he wrote the American Scheme. It took him a half century to live it, and three years to write his remarkable journey through life in a very tough city called Detroit, Michigan.