Skip to comments.Tom Joyner Offers to Pay Education Costs for Trayvon Martin Friend Jeantel
Posted on 07/22/2013 5:54:24 AM PDT by YourAdHere
Trayvon Martins 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 Jeantels education needs on open air July 16, and the 19-year-old accepted in an interview on HLN the following day.
If theres something that I can help her dothat she wants to doI 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 Jeantels 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.
they would have to factor in costs for hair, college nails and fashion
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.
I’m curious, how do people who can’t read and write cursive sign their name? With an ‘x’ or something?
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.
He got a stash, he can spend the cash.
“Im curious, how do people who cant read and write cursive sign their name? With an x or something?”
Good question lets “Axe” 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.
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.
I don’t care what he wants to do with his money, but she wasn’t even a victim of a crime here, she’s just some girl who talked her friend into getting himself killed, and got used by a prosecutor in a hopeless attempt at a miscarriage of justice.
I print my name. My priting is stylized, something like an architect's. Only had one bank ever turn down an account based on that.
I can write and read cursive, but I'm more comfortable printing. I moved from Oregon to Washington between the second and third grades. They taught 'cursive' in the third grade in Oregon, so I missed it. They taught 'script' in the second grade in Washington, so I missed it.
I learned to write and read it on my own (rather easily), but I still rely on printing, even when signing a check or a contract. And I'll bet it's easier for you to forge someone else's cursive signature than my printing.
Good luck with that. Putting lipstick on a pig would have a more lasting effect.
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