Radio host Tom Joyner offered to pay for Trayvon Martin’s illiterate friend’s education. Joyner said he would pay for Rachel Jeantel’s education on his July 16 show.
Jeantel cannot read her own letters.
She can use the help.
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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.
That could be a costly proposition.