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Tom Joyner Offers to Pay Education Costs for Trayvon Martin Friend Jeantel
The Afro ^ | 7/19/13 | Alexis Taylor

Posted on 07/22/2013 5:54:24 AM PDT by YourAdHere

Trayvon Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel will enjoy a full ride to any historically black college or university of her choosing thanks to radio personality, philanthropist, and media executive Tom Joyner.

The 63-year-old made an offer to pay for all of Jeantel’s education needs on open air July 16, and the 19-year-old accepted in an interview on HLN the following day.

“If there’s something that I can help her do—that she wants to do—I want to help,” Joyner said during a phone interview with Jeantel and her attorney, Rod Vereen, during The Tom Joyner Show.

Joyner made the offer after viewing Jeantel’s July 15 interview with Piers Morgan, during which Morgan asked Jeantel what she and Trayvon Martin were talking about in the numerous conversations they had during his last day of life, Feb. 26, 2012.

When Jeantel said the two had been talking about what they wanted to do in the future, Joyner noticed that Morgan gave no follow up questions as to what the teen actually plans to do with her life.

During her two days testifying in the George Zimmerman murder trial, Jeantel was scrutinized and pummeled by defense attorneys, news outlets, and social media for her communication skills and her attitude during her testimony about her friendship and final phone calls with the late Trayvon Martin.

Jeantel was the voice on the other end of the phone just minutes before Zimmerman, 29, shot Martin, 17. And though the tri-lingual teen did clarify within her first two minutes on the stand that her father is from the Dominican Republic and mother is Haitian, she was still deemed ignorant and uneducated for not having complete mastery of English, her third language, despite other full-blooded American witnesses misspeaking as well.

“You have touched me,” Joyner told Jeantel, before offering her a college education which she says will be connected in some way to the criminal justice system. “If you want to do that, I want to help you do that. I will help you get tutors to help you get out of high school, tutors to help you pass the SAT and I will give you a full ride scholarship to any HBCU you like.”

There are a total of 105 HBCU campuses in the United States of America, and one located in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

“Having been pilloried and ridiculed in the national media, Ms. Jeantel will be able to realize her educational aspirations in a welcoming and supportive environment, while sharing the richness of her Haitian Creole, Spanish, American tri-cultural, tri-lingual background,” Lezli Baskerville, president and CEO of the National Association for Equal Opportunity, said in a statement.

“While a number of HBCUs would serve her well, off of the top of my head, I would suggest that Ms. Jeantel consider Southern University New Orleans(SUNO) because of the French Creole culture in New Orleans, and because SUNO has one of the nation's leading criminal justice programs, the field of study she desires to pursue,” Baskerville said.


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Reminds me of when Jesse offered to pay Crystal Magnum's tuition.
1 posted on 07/22/2013 5:54:24 AM PDT by YourAdHere
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yeah I don’t imagine she will want to take this on, not cool


2 posted on 07/22/2013 5:56:50 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: YourAdHere

If she does go the only thing she will get on her test papers is drool.


3 posted on 07/22/2013 5:59:35 AM PDT by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory, lasts forever.)
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To: YourAdHere

Does Harvard offer a bachelor’s degree in cursive writing?


4 posted on 07/22/2013 6:01:03 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: YourAdHere

Sounds like something Tom Joyner would jump on, in a roundabout way to help fan the flames.

So, she’ll be nearly 20 if she graduates high school next year?


5 posted on 07/22/2013 6:01:05 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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She’ll bankrupt the man!


6 posted on 07/22/2013 6:01:38 AM PDT by old and tired
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I imagine all the lib professors will pencil whip her grades, and she’ll be handed a diploma she can’t read.


7 posted on 07/22/2013 6:02:05 AM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: YourAdHere

The tax payers in Florida already paid for her education. That did a lot of good didn’t it?


8 posted on 07/22/2013 6:04:34 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: YourAdHere

How about a more realistic goal, - - like an elementary education first??


9 posted on 07/22/2013 6:05:17 AM PDT by trailz
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To: YourAdHere
McDonald's has hamburger college!!!!
10 posted on 07/22/2013 6:05:47 AM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: YourAdHere

Tom might want to pay for some remedial elementary school and high school education first. His investment is not likely to produce the results intended by college studies. First, one needs to know how to read, write and do basic math. None of these were demonstrated on the witness stand.


12 posted on 07/22/2013 6:08:52 AM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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She needs all the education she can get.


13 posted on 07/22/2013 6:10:12 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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I will give you a full ride scholarship to any HBCU you like.

HBCU = "Historically Black College/University"

Can I play the race card here?

14 posted on 07/22/2013 6:10:15 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: YourAdHere

He’ll go broke in two years.............


15 posted on 07/22/2013 6:14:50 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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Great! Send her to IU....Imbecile University.


16 posted on 07/22/2013 6:15:07 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Democrats + Unions + Corruption= Detroit.)
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To: YourAdHere

Do any educational institute offer an Elementary School GED?


17 posted on 07/22/2013 6:20:10 AM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: YourAdHere; flaglady47; mickie; seekthetruth; Chigirl 26; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner; surfer; ...
"During her two days of testimony, Jeantel was SCRUTINIZED and PUMMELED by defense attorneys."

The dipstick writer of this heartstrings drivel must have been watching a different trial than I.

I watched the entire testimony of this budding brain surgeon-ette and saw how she was treated with kid gloves and probing-but-polite questions by the defense.

And, of course, anyone on a witness stand is "scrutinized"....that's why they're on the stand in the first place.

I think everyone who watched her obnoxious shenanigans and arrogant disrespect for our legal system wanted to stick a fist through the TV and slap her upside the face.

The whole re-telling of the Trayvon case has taken on a fictitious, almost mythological life of its own.....and the idiot "journalist" above and his ilk just add to the revisionism.

Leni

18 posted on 07/22/2013 6:23:00 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Barack Hussein Obama....the 44th white African president of the United States)
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To: YourAdHere

Hope it makes him feel good, although a scholarship for a deserving kid would be better.


19 posted on 07/22/2013 6:24:00 AM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: YourAdHere

Why stop with Jeantel, Tom? There are millions like her all over the country.


20 posted on 07/22/2013 6:26:05 AM PDT by raybbr (I weep over my sons' future in this Godforsaken country.)
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To: YourAdHere

That fat broad doesn’t have a third grade education and he wants to send her to college: Says more about colleges, doesn’t it?


21 posted on 07/22/2013 6:28:37 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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That fat broad doesn’t have a third grade education and he wants to send her to college:

So she would be right on par with most college football players.

22 posted on 07/22/2013 6:29:17 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: YourAdHere

Tom might as well just roll the window down and throw the money into the street because the street is where his money will end up anyway.

LLS


23 posted on 07/22/2013 6:29:51 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: YourAdHere

Ms. Jeantel: She New School - Tom Joyner - He Old...He Old School


24 posted on 07/22/2013 6:30:52 AM PDT by CreviceTool ("They old...they old school...we new school...")
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To: dfwgator

Sad, isn’t it? College isn’t about knowledge, it is about money.

We had a FRreeper here claim that college is only for those with a 110 IQ or above and that no one under could ever graduate. lol.


25 posted on 07/22/2013 6:31:26 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: YourAdHere

It was especially nice of Joyner to make the same offer to George Zimmerman who has had his life destroyed as a result of the attack by Rachel Jeantel’s friend, Trayvon.

After all, Rachel Jeantel hasn’t had to suffer through 1% of the hell George Zimmerman has had to face and that he will face in the years to come.

Wait -—

You mean Joyner DIDN’T offer to pay for Zimmerman’;s college?

He is only interested in helping the black girl, not the “white hispanic”?

Why, that’s racist!


26 posted on 07/22/2013 6:34:57 AM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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Won’t cost him much, because she won’t make it past the first semester.


27 posted on 07/22/2013 6:36:24 AM PDT by MEGoody (You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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Limiting her to a choice of HBCUs keeps her from flunking out of a real college in the first semester.


28 posted on 07/22/2013 6:38:01 AM PDT by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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Will it take college to teach her read ‘curses’?


29 posted on 07/22/2013 6:40:15 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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This is assuming she will be accepted into a college. But then, the acceptance standards are pretty low.


30 posted on 07/22/2013 6:40:29 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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It would do more good if he threw the money out the window as he drove down the street.


31 posted on 07/22/2013 6:42:25 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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Isn’t she a little too old for first grade?


32 posted on 07/22/2013 6:43:47 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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let me guess . . If that POS Barack were a young woman,,, he would be just like Rachel,,,, but prettier...


33 posted on 07/22/2013 6:47:30 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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There isn't a school in the country that would turn her away at this point. Sharpton and Jackson will be circling the skies over the first college she applies to. She will gain admittance, and get pumped back out in record time with a degree and a good gummint’ job as an Obamacare facilitator, screwing up your medical records.
34 posted on 07/22/2013 6:54:21 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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Hey, I’m all for this. It’s his money, let him do it. But I hope the media follows up on this. I want to see where she’s at four years from now. She could prove everyone wrong.... or prove them right.


35 posted on 07/22/2013 7:05:08 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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No doubt.


36 posted on 07/22/2013 7:05:52 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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Rachel Jeantel will enjoy a full ride to any historically black college or university of her choosing...

Her free ride is her problem, not a solution. This will destroy her, or what is left of her.

37 posted on 07/22/2013 7:13:25 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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All you have to do Jeantel is SHUT UP and QUIT GIVING INTERVIEWS! You didn’t mean to say that Trayvon was afraid he was a gay stalker, get it? That NEVER HAPPENED! If you want me to sign this check you’ll listen to me Jeantel.


38 posted on 07/22/2013 7:14:25 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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I’m guessing that there are some “other expenses” involved with being Rachel Jaentel.


39 posted on 07/22/2013 7:14:28 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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Free has no value.

She may actually get into a school, but she will not get a job as a result of being in school, as one of two things will happen.
1. She drops out.
2. She gets a degree that has no value.

In the end she will not value the opportunity, because it never cost her anything.

Free has no value.


40 posted on 07/22/2013 7:16:40 AM PDT by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: American in Israel

they would have to factor in costs for hair, college nails and fashion


41 posted on 07/22/2013 7:19:48 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: YourAdHere
Edjumacate SlingWitness...

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42 posted on 07/22/2013 7:25:01 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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Some years in the future, Rachel will undoubtedly write a book about her experiences with the Martin/Zimmerman case and about her education. It will be claimed to be hers, but it will be the work of a ghost-writer.


43 posted on 07/22/2013 7:25:09 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (qui)
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I'd do it a little different, let her turn in passing grades at the end of each semester and then be reimbursed.
44 posted on 07/22/2013 7:27:28 AM PDT by enraged
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I’m curious, how do people who can’t read and write cursive sign their name? With an ‘x’ or something?


45 posted on 07/22/2013 7:44:47 AM PDT by Old North State
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To: Blood of Tyrants
This is assuming she will be accepted into a college. But then, the acceptance standards are pretty low.

HBCU, like Howard University, the HBCU where the law school students, presumably the cream of the crop, stood up and cheered when the OJ verdict was read.

46 posted on 07/22/2013 7:47:24 AM PDT by KevinB (A country that would elect Barack Obama president twice is no longer worth fighting for.)
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To: YourAdHere

He got a stash, he can spend the cash.


47 posted on 07/22/2013 7:53:57 AM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 13 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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“I’m curious, how do people who can’t read and write cursive sign their name? With an ‘x’ or something?”

Good question lets “Axe” it.


48 posted on 07/22/2013 7:54:31 AM PDT by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory, lasts forever.)
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To: enraged
Oh, I would certainly do it differently myself. If you were being reimbursed, priorities will change. No doubt about it.

Unfortunately for her, if she got that deal, she probably wouldn't be able to afford a semester at a decent school.

I wouldn't be surprised, however, if she should finish her freshman year with under a 2.0 GPA, if her scholarship money should suddenly disappear.

49 posted on 07/22/2013 9:03:10 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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Either she’ll find out the hard way liberals somehow forget to complete their promises or the liberal will find out he pissed away his money never really completing even a 3rd Grade curriculum and she be using dat money for new school good times.


50 posted on 07/22/2013 9:09:31 AM PDT by X-spurt (I'm copywriting creepy ass cracker, send royalties to BR549)
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