#TeamBeautiful has grown to love Rachel Jeantel—Trayvon Martin’s friend who was the last person to speak with the slain teen before his tragic death at the hands of faux neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman. Since we first spotted her on the stand during Zimmerman’s trial, we’ve been endeared to her and we’re glad to know we’re not the only ones.
Friend to the site, Tom Joyner reached out to Jeantel, showing his support via a full scholarship to an HBCU of her choice. Jeantel was more than delighted at accept and called in to the “Rickey Smiley Morning Show” to share her plans for college. Of her career plans, Rachel says she may go into, “law enforcement. Or I’ve been thinking about an attorney, becoming an attorney. You never know.” Rickey Smiley even offered to pay for Rachel’s first semester of books!
In this interview, Rachel offered insight into what Trayvon was really like. “Oh, he was a family guy. A family guy. I loving person, a good friend. And just somebody to talk to when you need help,” Rachel shared.
Plus, her lawyer speaks on jurors disregard of Rachel’s testimony in the trial of George Zimmerman. Rachel’s attorney, Rod Vereen said, “Yeah, you know, and then when they said that they just completely disregarded what she said, we found her un-credible and we felt sorry for her because she didn’t want to be there. But that’s not what you’re there to do. You are there to listen to the testimony. Okay? And decide whether or not the testimony or not should, now Rachel’s testimony wasn’t clear because she was the only witness that can testify as to what took place.”
Listen to the full interview below, and read the full transcript of the on-air conversation right here. Hear more interesting interviews on “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” weekdays from 6-10 am EST.
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