Tom Joyner Offers Rachel Jeantel Full Scholarship to College


Trayvon Martin’s friend, Rachel Jeantel‘s testimony was the most difficult to watch. Jeantel was the last person to speak to Trayvon Martin before being killed by George Zimmerman who was found not guilty this past weekend.

Jeantel was deemed as an implausible source due to her ‘lack of education.’ The 19-year-old was berated by many due to her speech, appearance and mannerisms. Fortunately her testimony and recent appearance on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” influenced radio host Tom Joyner to lend a helping hand.

Joyner reached out to Jeantel and offered her a full scholarship to any HBCU of her choice. In addition to assisting the young teen with college, he also wants to help her complete high school with the best tutors and SAT courses. Jeantel hopes to pursue a career in law enforcement.

Joyner tweeted out,  told me that she wants to go into law enforcement and I want to help her. 

It’s good to see that during this time, everyone is coming together and trying to uplift one another. We wish Jeantel the best in her future endeavors.


Source: The Urban Daily