Rachel Jeantel, Trayvon Martin’s Friend, Gets A Full Ride

130628_CRIME_RachelJeantel.jpg.CROP.rectangle3-largetrayvon is looking out for his friend.
while everyone was clowning her on social media,
rachel jeantel was being set up for her future by tom joyner.
one that included a full college ride.
madame noire reports…

A couple of days ago we told you that after watching Rachel Jeantel’s interview with Piers Morgan, radio personality Tom Joyner decided to step up to the plate and play his part in beautiful and surprising way. He offered Jeantel SAT tutoring and a full scholarship to the HBCU of her choice.

“I promise to make good on my offer to you, Rachel. Like so many others, I was touched by you too and even though I wanted to give you a big hug, I realized a hug wasn’t enough,” Joyner explained in an open letter to the teen.

During an appearance on HLN, Jeantel officially accepted Joyner’s offer and thanked the radio host for his generosity.

“I’m blessed and I just want to thank him and the followers,” Rachel told host Vinnie Politan.

Politan then informed Jeantel that producers had Joyner on the phone and she would have the opportunity to thank him. When asked by Politan what inspired him to make such a generous offer, Joyner responded:

“It bothers me. Trayvon is gone and she has a future. What is her future going to be? And so whatever her future is going to be, I want to help her. She’s 19 years old, she hasn’t graduated from high school yet. That’s understandable. For the past year and a half she’s been dealing with this situation.”

Towards the end of the interview, when asked if she was going to accept Joyner’s offer, Jeantel responded with a simple ,”Yes sir.”

tumblr_inline_mq1l1oriWY1qz4rgpmy favorite words:


i found it disgusting “we” were clowning her,
but out of all the bad came great.
congrats rachel!
i hope you make trayvon proud!

Author: jamari fox

the fox invited to the blogging table.

7 thoughts on “Rachel Jeantel, Trayvon Martin’s Friend, Gets A Full Ride”

  1. Yes. Good for her. make us proud mama, be a Delta or AKA in college and get to that Senate position!

  2. The attacks on her were tasteless & disgusting, but who cares. She’s winning now. While most who taunted probably dont even have a a general education.

    I love how shell attend a hbcu. All paid, that’s awesome. Hopefully she attends Hampton.

  3. What the devil meant for bad, God meant it for her good. Rachel please get your education and fight for justice for your friends memory. This story has touched me like nothing ever has. I am pulling for this young lady, who has many strikes against her in America, but I can see that she has a spirit to overcome. You can count many of us down, but you will never count us out. We are descendants of the strongest people on earth, those that made that voyage on that slave ship had to be something special, so sad that we let our ancestors down by some of our current behavior, but hopefully this tragedy will bring us together to start treating each other better and hopefully Rachel will make us proud by showing that anything is possible if you believe. Go Rachel Go….

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