After having everything from her reputation to her IQ lambasted in the media and online for weeks, it came as refreshing news on Tuesday that acclaimed radio host Tom Joyner offered Rachel Jeantel, 19, friend of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin, a full scholarship to any HBCU in the country. *insert hearty applause and a bittersweet teardrop here*
While there are more than 100 prestigious historically black colleges and universities across the nation (you can check our sister site Newsone.com for a thorough rundown of HBCUs in America HERE) we at TheUrbanDaily would like to imagine what it would be like if Jeantel were to attend Hillman College—yes, the fictional alma mater of Whitley Gilbert, Dwayne Wayne and Ron Johnson, immortalized on the hit TV show, “A Different World.” Director Debbie Allen credits the show with increasing enrollment at real life HBCU’s and so many of us wish we could have attended.
Here are 7 reasons why we think Hillman would be the perfect fit for Rachel.
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