Radio personality Tom Joyner has offered Rachel Jeantel, the friend of Trayvon Martin who spoke to him shortly before he died and testified during the trial, a full scholarship to any Historically Black College or University she chooses. Confirmed by Joyner’s web site, BlackAmericaWeb.com, this week, Rachel spoke to Joyner on his morning radio show. Joyner told the teenager:
Hi Rachel, this is Tom Joyner, I love you, I really do love you. If you want to graduate from high school, and go to an HBCU, even if it’s not in Florida but especially Florida,like Florida Memorial, Edward Waters or FAMU, if you want to do that, I want to help you do that. I will help you get tutors to get you out of high school, tutors to help you pass the SAT and I will give you a full ride scholarship to any HBCU you’d like.
Tom’s co-host Sybil Wilkes also expressed her support to Rachel saying,
and I got to tell you that people on social media, whether it’s Tom’s Facebook page, whether it’s Twitter or text, Tom, everybody is supporting you, Rachel, and really want you to know that they are wanting the best for you.
Disappointed, upset, angry. And mad.
about Zimmerman being found not guilty. She also disputed reports that Trayvon was a thug:
He was a calm, chill, loving person. Loved his family; definitely his mother and a good friend.
Piers also asked Trayvon’s use of marijuana. She explained:
Okay, weed, in my area we say weed. My area, we for Trayvon I can explain, weed don’t make him go crazy, it just make him hungry. Like twice a week. Yes, real normal.
Watch the interview below: