Fred Barley

A dispute between a homeless Georgia college student and a woman who set up a Gofundme account for his living expenses has ended.

Fred Barley, 19, reportedly rode his little brother's bicycle over 50 miles from Conyers to Barnesville, GA. to register at Gordon College.

Campus police found him sleeping in a tent on the campus. The officers took him to a motel and paid for a room for 2 night.

But his luck didn't end there.

A Barnesville soccer mom named Casey Blaney read about Barley's situation in a local news story. She met him and set up a Gofundme page to collect funds for Barley's living expenses.

“Please pray for him. Please share some life with him,” she wrote in a Facebook post on July 11. “If you want to help him with clothes, shoes, food, gift-cards, anything on your heart. Please let me know and I’ll get it to him. He’s worth it. I promise.”

Barley's story made national news and the fund soon raised $184,000 in donations from the public.

But Barley resisted when Blaney hired a lawyer and attempted to place the money into a trust fund to pay the student's school and living expenses.

Barley wanted to hire his own attorney and name his own trustee to dispense the funds.

He took to his Facebook page to complain bitterly about Blaney's control over his money.

Blaney released a statement claiming questions had arisen about Barley's homeless story. There were reports that his mother spent part of the money on clothing and a vacation.

But Gofundme froze the account so no monies were dispensed until an investigation was completed.

Facebook users took Barley's side in the dispute, calling Blaney "greedy" and saying she wanted to get her hands on his money.

On Monday, Barley wrote a Facebook post explaining that his attorney and Blaney’s attorney had agreed on an establishment of the trust to pay his expenses.

“Mrs. Blaney would like to turn over everything to her lawyer, and does not want anything to do with the trust account any longer,” Barley said in his post. “Together, my attorney and her attorney are working cooperatively to ensure that all assets donated go strictly to me and in a trust that I agree with.

“Thank you everyone for your prayers and standing behind me through everything. God makes a way.”

Gofundme released a statement on Monday, saying progress had been made in the dispute, and as soon as the trust fund was "fully established, the funds will be directly transferred to the trust.”

  • Di Ana

    Well, if it wasn't for the woman that boy would not have a penny. Money sure does show people's true colors.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I hope whoever handles his money is honest and has integrity and that the young man can pay for his schooling stress-free. I hope the next time we read about him, it's a follow up piece in 4 years about his graduation. #proeducation #antibullshyt

  • NegroDamus

    white folk always doing thee most...thats why when I see them
    i cross the street, and run in the house when they walk up lol

  • Shay boogie

    So I've never donated to the gofundme but I thought the money just goes to its intended recepient. I didn't realize it required trust accounts and lawyers. Is that the norm or just this case?

  • KayCal

    Well in his defense, people from their town stated that the lady was all kinds of shady....So I think he was just trying to ensure that the money served the original purpose....

  • i troll it like i see it

    When the money has been squandered by Fred's family, he will see Mrs. Blaney just wanted to help and protect him. Let's remember he didn't have any of this, all this is because of the kindness of strangers. I'm pretty sad that Fred has proven to be grateful like this.

  • Hey You

    The woman was trying to control the young man with the money. That wasn't right either. She did her duty but setting up the trust for him. Once it got a bigger out pour of funds she wanted a piece of the action. I'm still a little upset that her attorney is STILL involve. Turn the money over to the boy and his attorney and let them establish their own trust.

  • Di Ana

    lol... you doing the most by crossing the street... lawd have mercy... lol

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The pie has already been cut up. The lawyers have already carved out huge slices. And the IRS will get their share. Then there's his mother... I predict there will be no money left by the time he graduates.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    That's just this case. A smart move in my opinion. Will ensure a check is cut to the school, not a person.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Well, then. I guess time will tell. I'll just take my little mustard seed of faith and sit down some where.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Sounds like his mom, did dip her greedy hands in the money. You have to watch your relatives. SMH!

  • NegroDamus

    soon as I see a pale complexion, i'm speed walking across them 4 lanes too

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    I've been refusing to read the story for over a week. I just refuse. I felt for the boy when the story first dropped and still do...Without reading, I say let him do as he pleases with the money. That's just me though. If he falls he falls...Whatever though. I wish him well??

  • the guest

    Interesting that this money disqualifies him for financial aid.

    Ideally the money should go toward a 3% down FHA loan on a condo or small house and pay a MORTGAGE and living expenses. That way he earns equity while in school.

    The monthly trust dispursement amount can be low enough where he can get PELL grant and also graduate debt free.

    He should make this money earn and work for his future security.

  • Trey

    Lets revisit this a few months or a year from now. This reminds me of the the lady who left her kids in the car for a job interview and got all kinds of money from gofundme...fast-forward she spent the $$ on BS

  • i troll it like i see it

    I agree there would be know money to split up if not for her....and where was his mom when he was sleeping in the tent?

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Gone on and take your glass half full tail on then @Glow. ?:sarcasm :

  • LeBrick James

    $184k is more than the amount needed for 4 years at that school. Hopefully the money will just be used directly to pay for tuition and school housing expenses, and whatever's left over goes to a charity. You'd hate to think that family members will be trying to get their hands on that money for their own personal use.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    Oh well, that's life. He can't control the government, nor his Mother...By the time he graduates he may not need any money. That's what we donated for right? To see him through school, not to see him through life...I donated, I'm not worried...My intentions were pure. Screw the irs, lawyers and whoever else??

  • hotntot95

    Lol..try working with them everyday...I'm quiet most of the time, they don't mess with me...but they are cut throat..i stay away too because I don't want the hood to come out...

  • Just Keya

    Let me sit with you then. It's says when two or three are gathered...so us two will hold out on faith.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I wish him well.
    -----------
    Pretty much sums up how I feel. This started with good intentions and I can only hope it ends the way all involved intended: with this young man graduated and on his way in life free from Sallie Mae's shackles.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I was skeptical of this story when I first heard about it. How could he be "homeless" with a mother and a little brother at home?

  • Incog-knee-gress

    This bish. She in my meme collection

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I try to give my petty a rest every now and then. :)

  • LeBrick James

    "He took to his Facebook page to complain bitterly about Blaney’s control over his money."
    ===
    His money that he wouldn't have had unless this woman had raised it for him (?!) Not a good look. Makes him look really ungrateful.

  • Just Keya

    I need to learn to do that.....

  • i troll it like i see it

    That's exactly what I think. That money is as good as gone. Even if the lady who helped initially did feel like she deserved a small reward, it will be nothing compared to what his family will rape him out of, but he's too young to know that. Family will feel literally entitled to your money sometimes.

  • Tammie Reed

    I'm with you Sandra, I smell a rat and if her heart was so pure, she should have given the guy all of it and left him alone to fluck up the money or do the right thing! Some people just do NOT know how to handle money! I remember when my sister got a big lump sum of money, it was GONE in a week! She was back to square one and homeless again.

    Money is the root of all evil I swear! Random things like this always seems to happen to people who are ignorant to money or the poor who never know what to do with it, like they cant seem to get the proper resources to take care of themselves! Smh!

  • Just Keya

    Is it? School and book and all of the living expenses are not cheap. People spend that and then some.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    +1

  • PettyEyezPrime

    I didn't even read the whole write-up yet but "his luck didn't end there" had rubbed me the wrong way.

  • jussaying

    YOU SMAWRT [dj khaled voice lols]

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    Oh brotherrrrrrr,,,Eventho Sallie wasn't my lender...Chile,,,I just...How can they get away with it?! Oh man...Man...I know a doctor...A friggen doctor...Still paying 23? I think it's 23 years later...He says all the time he should have just went through the RN program and left it at that? Sad.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Oh I remember that rat.

  • 88

    He stupid I don't need no greedy lawyer and I damn sho don't need a trust bish give me my money!

  • Gabriella Greentree

    I don't understand how she felt she had to handle another grown person's business. Anyone who donated gave HIM the money not Blaney. She wasnt the intended recipient and had no right to insert her own lawyer into the situation. He's a smart determined young man it seems, and I'm sure he would only spend what he deemed necessary. It's between God and that young man at the end of the day.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    I smell ass breaf? You know who must be near?

  • NegroDamus

    they know not to come around me, but i loathe the negros that go out of their way to kiss ass and assimilate for them.

  • iWasteTime

    Nope.... I'll catch y'all in the next post!

  • scentsychick30

    Glad he won hopefully he will get the money and accomplish his original goal. I think as the fund grew things maybe changed. Who knows but if he got his own attorney that should have been the end of it.

  • Look@m3

    Well haven't they done enough...took land that didn't belong to them....benefited from free labor and killed/murdered raped to be ahead...come on! I call wolf in sheeps clothing! Smart man...

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Gave the money raised for her and her babies... to a nigga to cut a rap demo. Pure trash. As if the next big rapper is gonna be out of Arizona to damn boot. Bish yews a failure

  • stanley

    Well legally she doesn't have the right to control an trust fund in his name without cooperation from his legal representation. She not a relative. We seen this with the Whitney Houston story. Only the court can decide who will distribute the funds and how. She tried to do a nice thing, but probably didn't know anything about the legal format

  • LeBrick James

    My dad used to always say money doesn't really change people,
    it just reveals their true colors.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Wait, what? I missed allllll of that. She must be some kin to Lotto Marie.

  • LeBrick James

    ...Or the one in Chicago whose son got killed... then she used money from the GoFundMe account to buy herself a car.

  • MissyJ

    If you offer to buy me lunch should I eat what you want me to eat or can I pick a sandwich over your choice of a salad?
    Giving should not come with conditions

  • Incog-knee-gress

    That hoe too.

    Hold on. Let me find some recepits and refresh my own "re-memory" too

  • the guest

    Can't believe his mom would be so inconsiderate to spend a dime of this money. If she has clothes on her back and eating everyday and a roof over her head she does not need this money. This just happened a couple of weeks ago and already went shopping and on vacation.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    2 things I see here:
    White lady came and saved the day and wanted to control how she could continue to save it with a Black boy being ungrateful.

    Black man who should be able to make his own decisions about his future. Say thank you to the lady for starting and continuing to thank those who supported. If he messes up his money, then he'll have to find a way out like many of us.

  • yoni

    I KNEW the way them YT folks thrusted him into the spotlight and started taking him to church and going horseback riding with him and all the likes, that this shit was going to turn and SOMETHING was going to happen. I KNEW IT! I liked his page they had on FB. But the way that yt lady was all "we did xyz today. he's going to church with us today...." etc., this shit was going to turn. Granted he didn't have much. But he had a drive and determination that NOBODY was going to come in between. THEY were an added bonus. He was going to do and be with or with them. He's in his 2nd year of school. HE had a plan. Thanks for the "love" YT folks, but he was/is going to be a success ANYWAY!

  • yoni

    RIIIIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGGGHHHHHHTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Incog-knee-gress
  • LeBrick James

    It's actually pretty common that when a large sum of money is raised for somebody's education, rather than just cut them a check, you set up a trust to disburse the funds. I dont see why he'd be upset with her about that.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    And go to Vegas immediately after her son funeral

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    I got nothing for this story. It's possible there's some bull hockey on both sides... I'm just not interested enough to do the education. *sigh*

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    So you're saying she was trying to be Sandra Bullock's character in The Blind Side? Hmmmm...

  • yoni

    And even if it was bull hockey on HIS side, he didn't ask for the attention. THEY found him, not the other way around. IJS.

  • lulu’smommy

    Basically.... Probably thought she was going to get a movie made about her lol or a reality show

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    where.
    the fugg.
    she been?
    ...and why you couldn't just leave her there????????

  • yoni

    Kinda, but no. HE didn't ask for the attention. He wanted to "camp out" in peace. He was fine. LOL Now SHE mad......and I didn't even read THIS write-up, but I've been following the story. I'm on his "success for fred" page on FB. That bitch makes post and disables the comments.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    wyd? I ate eggos and an omelette for breakfast? Yummy. I bought 3 scratchers this morning. Don't tell DTT*? Only one was a winner. 20 bucks a pop? Meh, what can ya dew?

  • MissyJ

    She wanted HER lawyer to set up the trust. He wanted his own, as would I

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Exactly. Didn't make any sense. He is lucky this women stepped in, because he would probably only have $2 dollars left. This is why money management needs to be taught, especially when your not use to have any.

  • stanley

    Lol stick to nursing boo. I'm a certified bookkeeper. These is no tax liability still after the money is disbursed Sandra. He will pay taxes based on what is actually disbursed to him. For example if he gets 15,000 per year from his Trust fund He will pay Taxes based on that amount. This isn't an estate tax, it's a trust fund. And it's handled differently.

  • Mystery User

    She did the right thing but she should have let him hire his attorney first, and then handed the money over at that point.
    Bitch saw dollar signs and thought she was gonna get some is all!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Wow. This broad had enough money to make sure her kids were set up right and she didn't have to wonder how she would pay her rent and she's off renting studio space for some wack rap demo that will never be played anywhere outside their local ratchet club. Dumb bird.

  • MissHarlem

    Yea so idc. No shocker there ?

  • NegroDamus

    yeah but it wasnt for her to dictate how it was spent...once you donate its out of your hands.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    good point.

  • Mel

    Maybe she wasn't expecting that much to be raised when she realized it she prob wanted a cut and he said "naw bish u ain't finna get nada I'm the homeless one"

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    I'm just sitting here wondering what to have for lunch... maybe i'll get another pita. the one I had yesterday was goodt! (I'm talking about a sammich bren, not... well.... never mind....)

  • yoni

    THAT'S how they want to portray him. HE didn't ask for the attention. HE was PUSHED THERE! He had a drive to do what it took to get where he was/is going to be. THEY came and "saved him"....SHE took it upon herself to do that. He didn't ask for any of this. He's not ungrateful, SHE/THEY, whomever are showing their YT "dominance" they feel they are entitled to.

  • yoni

    Thanks.

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!
  • JerseyMom

    It wasn't her money tho. Blank stare.

  • yoni

    Not the case HERE....

  • Incog-knee-gress

    She is the grantor. Its legally hers until the trust is in place. He can want it all he wanted to, but its not how it generally works. I dont agree either. But that is how it goes down.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    "he had a drive and determination..."

    Much smarter than you look? See, I didn't even know about the FB page and all that. See...Man...They be doing the most. I learned my lesson after the little boy who stood up in church begging to be adopted...I do what I can, then move on. They'll drain you...The stories that is...And whenever the almighty heroes seem to crave attn for their heroic act...Yea...The blindside disease? It's an American plague. Matt Damon on the Great Wall saving the Chinesesess.lol...Man...Yeah.

  • yoni

    Because he's probably of age and she felt she couldn't take care of him. IJS It happens all too often.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Giving shouldnt come with conditions but it sometimes comes with legalities.

  • Karma WhO

    kind of a weird situation, it was because of her that his story was made public and funds were received..i dont agree with her further controlling the money after its been donated ..BUT i understand her good will and intentions because once his ghetto mama gets her hands on it, itll no longer be fore his expenses but FOR HERS, and his ass will be back sleeping in a tent..now if he turns the trust over in his moms name anyway, THEN he'll only f*kk himself..hopefully he'll be wise about this!

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    heehee? You so nasty?? Imma make a huge pot of Black beans n rice for my Mama this weekend?? I think about you whenever considering food that promotes flatulence??

  • LeBrick James

    Yup. To me, this is a case of 2+2=3.9

    Something's not quite adding up here.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    I ain't had my weewee licked in ages? #YouCare I need to reactivate my backpage or something?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Right...

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    I am cackling hysterically, because I had some fettucine alfredo last night and today... well... I've needed to take a few short walks out of the suite... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5a16feb7886870b58e876a7ffc6b264e7419e743bb55ec579123b82d4a427799.gif https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bb4264f7d4d7227830d50436ebc02fe52f854ab6633bc6dbb91c04c30c8efcd0.gif

  • stanley

    If she wanted full control over the funds she should of created a "non profit" organization instead of a trust fund and then collect donations on gofundme to fund it... Then she would of had the ability to disburse the funds to anyone she please and chose the amount. But she can't create an Trust fund in a person's name and control it. The court has to establish that. She made a rookie mistake lol

  • hotntot95

    Wat u said!!...I want to vomit, coonz make me sick...I will work with y'all but we not friends and No, u can't sit with me at lunch...I'm always alone, I do my work and leave...

  • LeBrick James

    Note to self: Never, ever setup a GoFundMe account for anybody. Ever.

    Just not worth the potential headache.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Barley wanted to hire his own attorney and name his own trustee to dispense the funds.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    Legally he has no say. She raised the money. Therefore she is the grantor. She was trying to put it in a trust. Which is what she legally was required to do. Im lost here to what is wrong. I mean yes she mighta had ill will. But she followed the law in the end.

    http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/educational-trusts.html

  • Incog-knee-gress

    She been in my foam. All this time. In the folder with the other memes. Ms. Taylor. Tell her hey @Nan.

  • baby einstein

    I dont do shit for nobody because mofos turn around and act like you owe them something. Those people taking his side didnt create nearly a gofundme for him but they have opinions? Fuckpeople2k16

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Bingo! Then tried to add suspicion to the boy's story.

  • MookieFly

    Well technically, it's neither of theirs. All of it is coming from outside sources.

  • MissyJ

    That's not how GoFundMe works. If you are raising for a person the money is theirs. If she set it up any other way then she was trying to get a cut.
    GoFundMe explicitly has a process for raising for others and the creator has no access to withdraw the funds.

  • Emily post

    Well begging for money like you are from a third world country then your surprised when someone else wants to control it. hmmm okay

  • NothingIsImpossible

    !!!...That is the part I loathe

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    I shant... I'm unable to can.... CRINE.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    ????? you're so fun?? ewwww???? What is your hubby like? Is he a fun dude? I wanna sit up and talk with him. Just 15mins of him tellin stories of yo stankin ass???

  • MookieFly

    So when is Sandra Bullock gonna be called to play the mom in this future feature presentation?

  • Emily post

    lol #dead

  • MissyJ

    That is not how GoFundMe works. It has the option of naming a beneficiary, the money belongs to the beneficiary the moment it is donated. The creator of the GoFundMe has no access to withdraw it. If this woman set it up any other way then she was trying to get a cut from jump. She could have made a trust the beneficiary from the beginning...

  • stanley

    Nolo is not an credible website . I took prelaw and tax classes. A grantor is the thousands of people that donated, not her. So you need to understand who is the grantor in this case. And the grantor is the Trust fund itself.

  • iWasteTime

    Ok I'm back.
    I need my sisters to learn all the GoFundMe do's and don'ts.
    I got summer16 on Saturday and gonna need that bail and any other subsequent funds raised for my freedom and to fight the impending restraining order.
    T.I.A.

  • yoni

    He didn't beg for it.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Thank you. Just trying to stay woke. Good afternoon to you!

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    maybe she was in the witness protection... don't they send 'em to vegas? no? she a bird? oh, okay... Lol!

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    She wanted control. Why did the money have to go into a trust? There never should've been a lawyer involved in this. It's a waste of money.

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    I was bout to go back.... never mind...

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    He's black he had to beg for it. ????

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I think some people do stuff with the wrong intentions. That's all I'm going to say.

  • Mystery User

    I ate a tpastrim sandwich and some buffalo pretzel crisp... horrible, and I bet my pressure gonna be up.

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    wtf?! I thought you put up the box gloves... we tryna get jr. a lil sister...
    #MakeLoveNotWar

  • ramosyo

    What a blessing to acquire that much! He has no worries. Funny how the mom comes out the woodwork. Where was she when he was homeless?

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    oh don't even mention that... now I want a reuben. yall want me to be fat, just know it! :cries:

  • iWasteTime

    I'm going to the Drake show. I have really good seats. Pray for him and me. If I can touch him, its a WRAP!

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    he is patient.
    he is kind.
    he is nose bline.

  • Orchidjones-PETTY INSTIGATOR

    You better speak that scrip-cha!

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    OH LORDT.
    don't break up 'our' happy home! get you a nice purse and parting gifts and get the hail on back to the house, LOL!

  • NegroDamus

    sounds like me...we can collaborate on projects but naythin else, now go away lol

  • Orchidjones-PETTY INSTIGATOR

    Chile if Salli had a heart, she'd be out killin folk for a living!

  • hotntot95

    Yes.
    All this...

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    hilarious!! (keep it up, Lol)

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    ???

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    this!!!! NO THANKS, I do NOT want to go to/eat lunch with you/yall!!!

  • nicelyput32

    LOL

  • bemetoo

    Somebody needs to make me a gofund me page..

  • iWasteTime

    He gone wake and I'll be gone... lol! I just want a pic of him sleep (stalker eyes) and the memory will last me a life time ...lol

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    yes! and the collaboration will be accomplished with a 'trail' of emails and you shant present my ideas/work products as your own (been there...)

  • hotntot95

    Girl..I find the most secluded spots at work ..I be in the broom closet eating my lunch...LMAO

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!
    listen! lunch is my "break" ...if I'm with yall, I'm still 'working' far as I'm concerned. that's why, if we have 'bring your lunch' staffing meetings, I come right back to my office, shut the door, and STILL take my lunch break. but yall tried it.

  • KIC came to slay!

    The boy never said he was homeless. The "homeless" narrative came about because he was camping out in the woods. He had to get to school to register and the dorms were closed and wouldn't be open for fall for weeks.

  • LeBrick James

    Hmm... I can see that.

    At the very least, this has Lifetime Movie written all over it.

  • Di Ana

    True dat.

  • EXECUTIVE LURKER

    For those that didn't know, Go Fund Me keeps about 8 to 9 percent of funds raised. So they are definitely making a profit from all this.

    Since Go Fund Me has been established there are people who make a living as a 'business' setting up and running 'fund raising campaigns' they charge fees very similar to what grant writers take after you receive your funds, you pay them their percentage

    I was thinking once the money started rolling in at a high amount , she decided to establish through an attorney her fee for running the campaign. Believing she was entitled to a percentage for running the fund raising campaign.

    In the end it back fired on her because the public at large saw through her attempt to smear Fred Barley and Hi-Jack and control the pay out.

  • yoni

    RIGHT!

  • Xsjado

    Y'all know what was gonna come next if she had control of his 'assets.'

    Mary K Loturneo 2.0

  • yoni

    Go back and what? Say it, Nan. LOL

  • darealwifey

    No good deed goes unpunished. Not saying she's 100% right, but she ain't 100% wrong. 9 out of 10 times when someone comes from poverty and gets a stack of cash, they cannot manage it properly and wind up right back where they started. This is a fact. perhaps that is why she was trying to not give him access to all of the cash at once.

    Another thing, I know they had their disagreement, but the least he could do is THANK HER for her efforts to help him to the degree she did. He owes her that much.

  • Jen_n_juice

    2 lawyers at that. Half the money gone in lawyer fees

  • hotntot95

    I Jus snort laughed at work...when I break it's my time...when I'm off, it's over..get out me face!!!

  • Yardgirl

    Exactly!! I think he is perfect correct to want his own lawyer to set up the trust. FOH!! Nice of her to set up the account but SHE did not donate the money so back off. Saltines always doing the most, uuggghh!

  • Buttercup

    Amen!

  • EXECUTIVE LURKER

    Go fund me takes a percentage automatically from each donation.

  • Buttercup

    "For the LOVE of money is the root of all evil." 1 Timothy 6:10

  • EXECUTIVE LURKER

    I agree

  • NegroDamus

    they call me mr. papertrail...hell i still got bill payment receipts from '09. Aint nobody gone claim i aint paid them, nope

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Not saying she's 100% right, but she ain't 100% wrong.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    This. Said this below too. Bc I am sure there was some sort of black heartedness from her at some point. Bc...well WHITE

  • EXECUTIVE LURKER

    I agree, he is no dummy., she under estimated him.

  • LeBrick James

    "There were reports that his mother spent part of the money on clothing and a vacation."
    ====
    I think she might have had legitimate reason to have concerns that certain family members wanted to have access to the money, so I can understand why she'd want to have an attorney draw up the trust a certain way. Otherwise, if his parents are influencing the process, there's no way of telling who would be having access to those funds.
    You're right. I dont think anybody is 100% right in this, but I think her heart and intentions were in the right place. Now this has all gotten so messy. It's a shame.

  • Rahab

    Make sure she gets no referral funds from her attorney!

  • MookieFly

    Rachel Dolezal for the lifetime version.

  • yoni

    I think Butter or DTTS has the Rose Rush Card. It might only have $2.37 on it tho'.

  • Heartland

    The lady should have just minded her own business and stayed out of it if she wanted to micromanage his donation funds!!! She was doing too much! If he wanted to spend a little money on some clothes and a vacation then so be it he actually deserves it, he's been sleeping in a damn tent lady!!! I wouldn't be mad about it if I had donated as long as he wasn't using it to bail people out of jail like that dumb broad who won the lottery !

  • That’s Interesting

    White people love to try to control Black people. Yes she set up the go fund me account but it's not her money, it's HIS. It also didn't come out of her pocket, it came from donors, and if I were a donor I wouldn't expect her to have any part in it. Glad he got control of his own funds. I'm not sure why she thought she should or could have a say.

  • NegroDamus

    i bring my lunch and eat at the green space a block up or the cold meeting room that stay empty.

  • Mia Price

    White people always think they know best for "poor little black people" if you're helping him give the gift and move on you don't need to "control" it any further. The gift is in you helping not the money it's only a catalyst

  • EXECUTIVE LURKER

    Agreed, he rode the bike, pitched a tent, and set his goals. No complaining , he was determined to make it happen, 50 miles was no obstacle

  • Melissaisasnob

    He probably didn't have an attorney until she got controlling. It's a good thing because if her behavior didn't lead him to get an attorney he and his family would've blown it all. Fact. It's a fact because of how he was living. Obviously, he didn't come from people who planned and saved.

  • NegroDamus

    right! the law says two 15s and an uninterrupted 30. unless they allow for longer, like a hour hour/half...aint no work eating bihh

  • SameoleJ

    Meanwhile doctor's from Greece, get a free education and then come to the states, take a test to make sure they can do it the American way (or as close as possible) and do their residencies and fellowships (both are paid training) and BOOM.....making major money with no student loans.

  • Melissaisasnob

    I just said the same thing. Should've scrolled down first. Him and his family would've went through that money in a week, two weeks at tops. At least the situation forced him into getting an attorney. Unless the attorney is a chump the money will last.

  • That’s Interesting

    Maybe his family fell on hard times due to circumstances beyond their own control. Anyhow I agree his attorney and a trust are the best option. It ensures he uses people's donations for what they were intended and that he doesn't misspend the money. He's only 18. It also keeps it away from adults in his life.

  • Melissaisasnob

    You don't pay it after you receive your money, they take it before they deposit it into a bank account. It's closer to 10%.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lol @ the blindside disease

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    Russ hasn't returned those funds yet. Balance is still zero. We can start crowd funding.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    As a gift to HIM. It's his.

  • NegroDamus

    yeah but that low down payment gone come with PMI too. House gone be underwater by the time he two years into school. he dont need that kinda debt.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Set it up and #LetItGo. It's what you make it, she should have stepped away afterwards.

  • yoni

    I just want to know how he got to school his freshman year? And because of what he may have went through his freshman year, made him take the initiative to get there his sophomore year. Again, I think he had a drive to get shit done by any means necessary. Then here come the pilgrims (literally and figuratively) doing what pilgrims do and boom we are here. He had a plan and they came in and diverted it. IF he squanders the money, like she and many others hope he does, then that's him. But I don't think a young black man, with the drive to become who he is going to be and the mentality of just thinking enough to ride a bike to school (because yall KNOW folks won't walk to the corner store for shit) had to have something on his mind to do the right thing.

  • yoni

    THEY just happened to come along.

  • Libra80sBaby

    We still in this sour post... *sigh*

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Skimming through the comments (don't remember who said what, so don't come at me with no @ me or dap me ish) and I see a lot of people are concerned with what he does with the money.

    Well, for me once I donate money, it is what it is. Specifically with the homeless. The sign says they need money for food and I am giving them money for food, but 9 times out of ten it is for drugs or alcohol. I don't concern myself with that. I'm giving the money because God laid it on my hear to do so, not because I want to manage their lives. #LetItGo #GiveItToGod #GetYourHandOutHisPockets

  • Blaque Mahogany

    *Forevah*

  • yoni

    That Chinese lady actor was like "FOH WE don't need saving and salvation. We good over here! FOOF (fukk out OUR face)." :karate: #dismissivewave

  • Fendi

    If you raise funds for someone, you don't have the right to designate how they're going to allocate those funds. It isn't a will or living trust.

    It's his money. Let him plan how he chooses to use it. All you can do is pray he doesn't misappropriate those funds. If he does, you'll know never to give him another penny.

  • SameoleJ

    There is a chance that having access to that amount of money can corrupt him and have him lose focus...but let's NOT aid in putting that in the atmosphere for him and instead send him positivity and encouragement to see this blessing and use it accordingly.

  • That’s Interesting

    I agree. I only worry about the adults in his life taking his money. When I was his age, my mama used to take my money and it wasn't a thing I could do about it???. She wasn't squandering it or anything like that, but she always expected her cut...

  • SameoleJ

    Amen

  • free

    i blew a lot of cash (financial aid) in college too. i'mma let him do him. at least he ain't got to pay it back with interest!

  • free

    i'm sure he thanked her. when this broke, he was sincere and has always been sincere. i think she had captain save-a-black syndrome and overstepped her bounds. if dude blows it all tomorrow, he has only himself to blame. and at 19, if he wants to buy a few gold chains or some other stupid shyt, oh well. that's what they do. i'm still trying to understand why she would not let him pick his OWN trustee.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    He may not be eligible for Pell in 2016 now that his name is out there. If you have an EFC of higher than 4500.00 you are not eligible for Pell or PHEAA he would have to take out loans (big no-no even though the interest rate is only at 3.29% right now). Now all of that depends on his 2015 FASFA or on if he is a dependent student. Since he did not receive the money until 2016 he will be eligible for all of his financial aid for the 16-17 school year.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    So per the cops, they did describe KorrynGaines social media while she was still alive.

  • pat

    After all of her goodwill, this is the thanks Blaney gets. Why didn't his mother think to set up a gofundme.com account for her own son? Should have left him on that bike. Ungrateful.

  • Unhappy American

    ?????

  • free

    i think this negro got too big for his britches in the eyes of the small
    town. then the town turned on her like what is this n888er going to do
    with all that money? then she turned off the spigot (cause he was STILL getting donations) and decided to set up this trust to attempt to control it. eventually, he said cool, let me find a trustee but she didn't feel like he had the brains for business. i'm glad dude spoke out and stuck to his guns. he ain't no fool. i'm proud of him.

  • SameoleJ

    Did you mean deactivate?

  • MookieFly

    True dat. No arument that it is a gift for him. Normally an amount that high would be in a trust fund. BUT doesn't effect my life so...

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I did

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I googled this story. I'm confused...don't understand a lot.

  • Diamond

    What happened to doing stuff from the kindness of your heart? Mfers always got they hands out.

  • Genia

    I can not be upset with this young man for doing his diligence. In fact he was extremely smart and proactive. What is questionable is her resistance to his due diligence. I am sure she didn't anticipate his proactive move as much as she anticipated that glorious feeling of being the GREAT WHITE SAVIOR....and i am sure when sandra bullock plays her in the movie...we will understand her better. O_O

  • Rahab

    Then you would say they were looking for handouts.

  • hotntot95

    I like this...we do get too consumed with how the next person lives or how they should act, say ya prayers, concentrate on your own front door(as my grandma use to say)...let it go...

  • HIS4EVA

    @Yonitop:disqus -where your fresh tail at!!? i just found out what your name means!! EWWW!!! LOL

  • yoni

    Me too! I'm all for flipping the script. Don't let one get on an elevator with me EYE CLUTCH MY PURSE. I click my locks. If I'm about to get on the elevator and there is a crowd...."I'm good. Thanks." I don't fux with yt folks.

  • yoni

    THIS. And YOU! :kiss: :box: LOL

  • Rahab

    And their kids are terrible too!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Aww that's so nice :coffee:

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Ive never understood that either. Aint that where Karen Hill and nem got sent? They get sent to Arizona and Vegas (Nevada) all the time.

  • MissyJ

    Yes 5%....... That is not the discussion at hand but Kudos for finding the reply button

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Lol.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    IN THAT ORDER!!!!
    :crying1:

  • Auditor

    Good for him! White devil always trying to block someone's progress.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    I'm happy this young man's funds were put in a trust acct. This way nobody can be accused of mismanaging,squandering or stealing his gift. I guess some people are skeptical about donating to cause of this type and similar due to Tyshawn Lee's mother who took her baby's funeral money and bought a car.

  • Auditor

    Preach!

  • Auditor

    Lol I'd gladly give my parents "their cut"...they raised me well!

  • A D N

    And now the attorneys get a portion...

  • yoni

    You're right, they should have left him on his bike, with his tent and his gallon of water and his box of cereal and his own plan, drive, determination, and dream to do what he set out to do in the first place. Just like the pilgrims should have left the Indians to their land. SAME scenario.

  • yoni

    Simple.

  • yoni

    Simple.

  • yoni

    I NEVER take money from my child. I don't give her any either. LOL But I make sure she is ok. Because as long as she says "I'm going to get my nails and hair done...." She won't do it on MY dolla when I'm lookin like a slave bout the hands and a sheep by the head. Said all of that to say, he probably would slide his mother a lil bit of money. However, when all of this first came about, he did a video saying how he was not going to touch the money and it was going to be solely for school. I guess yt fish didn't believe him. Who knows. Who cares. I just pray that he uses it to get him through school.

  • yoni

    I NEVER take money from my child. I don't give her any either. LOL But I make sure she is ok. Because as long as she says "I'm going to get my nails and hair done...." She won't do it on MY dolla when I'm lookin like a slave bout the hands and a sheep by the head. Said all of that to say, he probably would slide his mother a lil bit of money. However, when all of this first came about, he did a video saying how he was not going to touch the money and it was going to be solely for school. I guess yt fish didn't believe him. Who knows. Who cares. I just pray that he uses it to get him through school.

  • SameoleJ

    Wait........they were so worried about the safety of her son and the neighbors, etc, but took a moment to deactivate this? They planned this mess, to make sure she didn't go Live or right after she went Live and posted it. So who was watching her page to see what she was doing?

    Yes, this is some mess. Who did she piss off?

  • SameoleJ

    Wait........they were so worried about the safety of her son and the neighbors, etc, but took a moment to deactivate this? They planned this mess, to make sure she didn't go Live or right after she went Live and posted it. So who was watching her page to see what she was doing?

    Yes, this is some mess. Who did she piss off?

  • A D N

    Great idea to limit your involvement with them. They always want to know your personal business or know something about you.

  • SameoleJ

    So if KorrynGaines had a SHOTGUN.....how would she had possibly been the one who shot her son, while he was on her lap? They are saying they still don't know if the bullet that hit him came from her or them.

    They really think people are stupid. And they really preferred to take a chance with guns than teargas to handle this?

  • Auditor

    Thank you...most folks are one pay check away from disaster. And health is EVERYTHING...no health you have nan nothing else...

  • hotntot95

    ...And they won't find it bc I'm absent on all social media and I don't share my personal life at all...

  • EXECUTIVE LURKER

    I was just pointing out that Go Fund Me is a Business, they are not nuetral in this. They have made Multi - Millions, its structured so they make a profit. They are not a Non Profit Organization or a Charity. Its the topic at hand from my perspective.

    You sad the money belongs to the beneficiary the moment it is donated. In Truth it belongs to Go Fund Me, and they control it.

  • yoni

    *giggles in hand* You gogga'n me?

  • yoni

    RIGHT! I prayerfully don't think he will change because of it. That man had a DRIVE to get to school his SECOND year. So whatever happened (good or bad) his first year, NOTHING was going to stop him the next year. NOTHING! I feel THAT in my own spirit. He probably had to walk that first year. He probably said "not this second year. lil bro 'lemme borrow yo bike', I'll bring it back, but I HAVE TO get to school." I can see it in his spirit and hear it in his voice. He was grateful. But I bet that yt fish is setting up interviews with fox and friends right now on how she tried and it failed and she wishes him the best. WATCH!

  • HIS4EVA

    no reading this book called pleasure by jerome dickey and the woman said his something didnt fit her yoni. so i google yoni and the images were nsfw. i said WTH! how did u come up with that?

  • Howard Alum ?

    Or giving them the side eye!

  • yoni

    I originally was going to have it be YoniPop....but nevermind. LOL No, I read a lot about the body, chakras, yoni's, self-care, self-love and the likes. Being that your Yoni is through which all LIFE flows, begins and ends, it seemed fitting. My name on here use to be "Prynsexxx". They call me Pryn for short. LOL

  • hottlanta

    In the words of Kat Williams, Pimp Chronicles.

  • Ceezus

    So, the account was set up to help HIM. The people made donations to him. If she had good intentions why is she trying to get a cut??? She not homeless. Now he could've given her a gift of appreciation but let him decide!

  • Ceezus

    ???????? Don't offer to help with your hand out!

  • hottlanta

    When you get past the age of 22 and you ain't a rapper forget it.

  • Ceezus

    Exactly!! Let him give you a gift if he wants to do that.

  • hottlanta

    She probably said a black man on a bike and in a tent. This gonna be easy.

  • Ceezus

    Exactly!! The hell she need a damn lawyer?? You want to help, then help! Not hinder.

  • Ceezus

    It really did! She claim she want to "help" but with control and conditions. Gtfoh!!

  • Teresa Uriel

    stop trusting your oppressors black people!

  • yoni

    What you say, get it right. LOL And if there is love for it and it becomes the root of evil..........why do they ask for it in church? Don't answer that. #loveofferinganyone :tea:

  • IGuess

    Heyyyyy

  • IGuess

    Heyyyyy

  • yoni

    if it wasn't for the woman that boy would not have a penny.
    ____________________________________
    I think he would have been cool with WORKING hard for whatever he got. Which was HIS intent all along.

  • yoni

    if it wasn't for the woman that boy would not have a penny.
    ____________________________________
    I think he would have been cool with WORKING hard for whatever he got. Which was HIS intent all along.

  • yoni

    THEY always gone find a way to get THEIR cut.

  • yoni

    THEY always gone find a way to get THEIR cut.

  • HIS4EVA

    self-care, self-love and the likes---i have learned so much about my self from u ladies.

  • HIS4EVA

    self-care, self-love and the likes---i have learned so much about my self from u ladies.

  • EXECUTIVE LURKER

    I was just reading about this, trying to get all the details. Police deleted all video on her phone and her facebook....in addition thier body cameras were Off....Doesnt sound like transparency or coming from a position of being in the right.....looks and sounds like cover up

  • EXECUTIVE LURKER

    I was just reading about this, trying to get all the details. Police deleted all video on her phone and her facebook....in addition thier body cameras were Off....Doesnt sound like transparency or coming from a position of being in the right.....looks and sounds like cover up

  • yoni

    You're welcome......if I was include in the ladies you are speaking of. LOL

  • yoni

    You're welcome......if I was include in the ladies you are speaking of. LOL

  • HIS4EVA

    yes, of course u are included. thanks for being so kind.

  • yoni

    RIGHT! He was minding HIS OWN BUSINESS, literally! I'm just glad the cops didn't shoot him when they first told him to come out of those bushes.

  • SameoleJ

    They even went as far as to report that they didn't know her relationship to the little boy, even when told by family that he was her son.

    You just kill a woman and shoot a little boy and the most important thing you need to do is go on her FB and delete stuff?! And yeah, NOBODY had a body camera on!! Not one of them!!

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    talk to her!

  • EXECUTIVE LURKER

    Ive read that she was very active in BLM, and also had a law suit already against the Department.

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    yeah, right out there where there's plenty of room for them to bury your azz and your body never be found, smh.

  • yoni

    HEAL-THY mind
    HEAL-THY body
    HEAL-THY soul
    #wordplay

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    that last port tho.... heartfelt as hail!!! ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • yoni

    Anytime!

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!
  • felinelurker

    we dropping selfies now?

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!
  • That’s Interesting

    I agree. My mama deserves her cut!

  • IGuess

    Naw I just felt like playing around!!!

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    go back and actually read the post, ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Taraji Vanderpump

    The woman probably had good intentions, but it wasn't her place to assert her beliefs on it once he determined what he wanted to do. She might have had insight about his family and was genuinely worried that the money would go to waste. I hope the money won't be wasted.

  • brooklyn23

    True

  • EXECUTIVE LURKER

    The way they stalked and intimidated the Baltimore DA and her Family, this is a lawless gang....Mafia comes to mind. Ive read this girl was dealing with the same type of harassment.

    How convenient no body cameras, vids deleted , raid, suspect terminated operation over.

  • Buttercup

    I've never participated in a love offering in my life. Tithes, public offering, and dues is it. Nothing more.

  • free

    how? i mean do cops just call facebook and say turn it off? WTF?

  • free

    they could see her recording it. i think they went on and shot her azz before things got too hectic for them. i gotta see how this shyt affects my rights. this shyt got me messed up! i thought you needed a warrant to get any access to social media accounts.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I guess so.

  • GETITRIGHT

    Just another bored white woman trying to save a poor Black child, UNTIL....she realizes he is now worth $180k MORE than she is! The fact she tried to control it, after establishing it, negates any positive effort she made! NEXT!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    SOMEBODY!

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    im just saying you go from nothing to something real quick things change...I hope he uses the money wisley...unlike the other white lady who helped that black lady....and the black lady damn near gave all her money helping some negros rap career...while her kids got nothing

  • Critical_Thinking

    I noticed that you and one other poster seem to be able to analyze this situation in a rational and logical manner. This guy is considered at risk and homeless and a fellow American took it upon herself to start a campaign to raise awareness and money to help him succeed. She most likely wanted to have her attorney to set up a trust account to make sure that the funds would be spent properly and make sure that he has enough funds to pay for college and survive. If it was not for her, he would still be homeless and from the stress that can cause someone especially a young person, he may not have been able to complete that dream of finishing college. The guy really showed his lack of compassion from her kindness and the donors when he posted a Facebook rant about money donated to him. I hope she does not allow this situation with him to deter her from future outreach of being a humanitarian to others. It is sad that you have people tearing this woman apart and criticizing her Facebook post about different things that she had done with him (I know many people that get joy out of helping and showing others the joy of helping someone and possibly inspiring others to be a humanitarian). I hope he actually uses this money for the right things and does not misuse the funds and become homeless again.

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    LOL!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I'm sure someone else would have assisted after reading his story. Why stop his donations because you feel has received enough. If people want to donate, lease him an apartment, buy him a car

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I'm sure someone else would have assisted after reading his story. Why stop his donations because you feel has received enough. If people want to donate, lease him an apartment, buy him a car

  • mzwhang90210

    ???

  • i troll it like i see it

    Do we really think he's responsible enough to manage that kind of money alone? I really think that breaking her off a little portion is nothing compared to what he's going to lose to family vultures. I do think she was looking out for him. If he had real family that cared, he would have never been in this position to begin with. I'll be fkn damned if my so is biking to college and popping a fkn tent.

  • hotntot95

    ...and never fix ya face to ask me for a ride home!!!

  • Ceezus

    That's why he hired HIS attorney.

  • Mel

    That bish

  • Bayou Classic

    Yeah she showed her true colors because she was in it for her using the teen as cover to get her hands on the money. But this young guy is smart and was having none of that.

  • i troll it like i see it

    He hired someone that would let him be frivolous basically. This is exactly why people put money in TRUST for young people. So they don't fk off the money. This is going to be real sad when he's back in that tent.

  • http://disqus.com/ yoliewinecorporation

    Good for him

  • whitty hutton

    MUHFUKKIN DEAD!!! ???????????????????????

  • the guest

    If he's going to be paying dorm fees and eventually rent because I have a feeling he'll be moving off campus and putting a roof over relatives heads as well then that several hundred dollars a month in rent is better off earning him equity by paying a mortgage.

    Or if he is progressive minded he could buy a tiny house for $20k outright, live wherever he wants, and get his bachelors and masters online online. God has blessed him beyond the scope of his imagination and beyond where he is.

    Personally, I would take the blessing as a blessed fork in the road and head in a new direction. In my opinion that town and that school are not his destination but the launching pad to his journey to his destination.

    As a parent, I'm livid lawyers are getting a cut of this money and that his mother has her hand out for frivolous things rather that guiding him to stability. He absolutely should have something solid to show for this money other than living off it and getting by.

  • justagirl16

    there is a woman who really needs it i know her family. They started a support to try and save there family pets life http://www.gofundme.com/familycat

  • the guest

    Her attorney should not be involved as she is not his parent or legal guardian. She is not a social worker or case worker. She (was) a good Samaritan which means to give or help without expectation of return.

  • the guest

    Tax liability or no tax liability, lawyers and leeches will drain his fortune.

  • the guest

    Thank you ad bless you good soul. I tell you I wish this young man had some practical guidance for the long term around him. He should not graduate and look back and wonder where it all went.

  • the guest

    Poor thing, that he can't trust this money in his mother's name.

  • the guest

    He's not homeless as in homeless. He had no place to stay for two weeks until the dorm opened. But what was wrong at home that he couldn't wait for school to start. Seems to me his mother put him out and he had nowhere to go. But then he got rich and she has her hand out. His mother is toxic.

  • the guest

    On studio time for a deadbeat boyfriend's rap music demo.

  • kekeb

    This is an amazing story!!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Like he was a slacker. If he biked...nevermind.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I don't know why your comment tickled me so.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Too ugly ?

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    I did you wrong? My heart went out to play? And in the game I lost you? What I price to paaaaaaaaaay?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Mistakes I know I made a few but I'm only human. You've made PLENTY, millions of mistakes now I'm crine. Oohhhh

  • Janice Collins

    You mean the ones that gave him the money.

  • Janice Collins

    They didn't delete the video, that had Twitter close her account because people were encouraging her to resist the police

  • Janice Collins

    How is setting up a trust fund that sends the check to the school blocking progress

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    Girl! in whose vehicle???!!! ??

  • Michelle

    No good deed goes unpunished.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    ???

  • lovelygamour

    She did right by him. Now we dont know what type of fees her and her lawyer wanted. but she can claim an admin fee.
    This is why a lot of people dont say "thank you". They dont want to share a crumb so they afraid to acknowledge. All of the money technically belongs to his housing and school. But she did a good job BEGGING for him.

  • lovelygamour

    She did a good job begging. I think she should get 5-10%. The trust takes care of his expenses and he must stay in school. I wonder how much the trustee gets.
    Also she could cancel it. He should thank her. Its 184000 its enough to share. He needs to move from those relatives try to get a cut. He can give them some but they dont deserve half and it would be after his schooling is complete.

  • Ebbie U.

    Basically!

  • Jayde da Blade

    hmmmm...
    ungrateful lil runt.

  • the guest

    Thank you. Yes, this is the heart and truth of this entire matter. This young man is no charity case. God helps those who help themselves and this young man certainly helped himself and was blessed for it.

  • the guest

    Exactly.

  • the guest

    Personally, I feel he would have been right to give back to the woman who helped him in the amount of $10,000 on good principle and in gratitude.

    His mother obviously put him out two weeks before the start of college but he couldn't wait to send her clothes shopping and on vacation before school has even started.

    The young man has strength and ingenuity but he does have the mentality of an abused child gullible to be used by his mother. His mother feels entitled to and will drain his good fortune leaving him with nothing.

  • the guest

    The good Samaritan did underestimate him. His own mother underestimated him too. He needs real support independent of both women. But out of the two women, I think the good Samaritan, although controlling and tad obsessive, is more focused on his long term stability and security.

  • the guest

    BRILLIANT statement.

    But, black church people do the same thing when they help black people. They want limelight, credit, control, and payment. If a black church had helped him instead they would have insisted on taking half the money.

  • the guest

    The thing is Matt Damon had the power of Hollywood behind him to misrepresent Chinese history. That is so wrong.

  • Fendi

    Facts. I knew people in their 60's, and I think 70's, still repaying student loans. I'm so glad I dodged those bullets.

  • Fendi

    Major key alert!!! ??? Discussions like these are what I love about blog forums.

  • esh

    nope, i see nothing wrong with that. it was nice of her but don;t go doubting your choice to help now. whether or not his story was true was not an issue in the begining. very nice gesture but it was too late to question it at this point. someone else would have done it or similar if she hadn't.

  • yoni

    Thanks.
    But they didn't. That's not the case here. We are talking about THIS situation right here. No need to bring the black church in it.

  • yoni

    RIGHT! Folks miss the whole point, the whole time.

  • yoni

    Me either. But do you see the irony of it? LOL

  • SameoleJ

    She could have been recording and not posting....they had no way of knowing she was Live, unless they were watching her page. And if so, why? Did you plan on doing something you didn't want recorded, because they surely "forgot" to put those body cams on. Come on SWAT over traffic tickets......was she on America's Most Wanted? Why all the extra manpower?

    And about rights......yeah, how about they were able to shut down her social media.....JUST LIKE THAT over those simple charges.

  • milkiecat

    You hire them, but don't wanna pay them? Of course they find anyway to get their cut.

  • yoni

    Nobody hired HER. She hired her own lawyer, why wouldn't she expect HIM to do the same?

  • Critical_Thinking

    I pray that he is successful and makes the right decision and has a lawyer looking out for his best interest. Also, I hope this woman does not allow this situation to make her bitter and refuse to help others in the future, because I perform community service and outreach programs and I know some people that have been affected by others they helped who ended up being ungrateful and took those individuals kindness for weakness.

  • THE Queen

    man I will say this without much information on the case, this is how people act, this nigga was straight homeless, someone helps him and now he is acting like he doing something.. wow.. I could be wrong but my dude, you was just sleeping in a tent .. learn to not burn bridges, the typical nigga minded activity in their lives, bridge burning

  • Buttercup

    Yes indeedie.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    I would have started a Trust Fund too. The average person young or not would not know how to properly handle almost $200k. It was raised to put him through College. I would have paid the 4 years up front + books, etc. and housing. any that was left would become a weekly stipend.

    IF she was trying to get something out of it that was wrong, but I honestly believe Mama saw what happened and wanted a cut. She probably told him to get an Attorney and get "their" money. $183k would have been gone in a few days between Mama, cousins, uncles, "loans" to family, cars needed and so on...

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Baybuh baybuh

  • ThaRealist StudioGangster

    Yes what you said is true however, you can't allow an AA male on his age bracket to smoke and trick off money that was donated by hard working good hearted people, part of the good samaritan heart is to ensure that the people who donated the money know that all funds are indeed going towards college and relative expensive that comes along with attending college. The trust fund was a smart idea to ensure he don't waste the money on foolishness.

  • ThaRealist StudioGangster

    Kneegrows can't comprehend what you just mentioned because emotions clogs their ability to comprehend.

  • ThaRealist StudioGangster

    Don't you see the future of tricking on hoes, smoke outs with the mary jane,making it rain at Clairmont Lounge, z24 sitting on 24's, voulter relatives and shopping sprees at Lenox Square Mall, Atlantic Station and, Philips Plaza.

  • Chuck

    This is the reason why I don't help strangers, nor do I accept assistance from them.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Which is why I'm gonna have to just let it go.

  • yoni

    Why do ppl ALWAYS assume that AA males can't handle money? THIS drives me insane. So just because this SECOND YEAR COLLEGE EDUCATED BLACK MALE with OBVIOUS dreams, drive and determination as evidenced, came into some money, he's going to go "smoke and trick off" the donations? At 19 were YOU that driven to go to school where you would do anything, let's say, ride a bike in 100 degree heat, 60+ miles away with only the belongings you had, with the intent on camping out and finding a job UNTIL you could get into a dorm room A MONTH LATER??? I'll wait. Yall are so conditioned to think that YT folks know everything.....this young man IS going to become a DOCTOR one day. RESPECT THAT!

  • Mssugamoma

    Preach! ??????

  • ThaRealist StudioGangster

    Comprehend this statement, for the most part AA in his age bracket cannot successfully manage money of that large amount. I don't clearly understand what you ment by YALL but if you are referring to anybody that looks or thinks like me, then there should be more YALL'S in the AA community. The only thing that YALL'S did is offend you with an opinion which is a YOU problem and not a YALL problem. If their was more YALL in the AA community then there would not be 40 percent out of 2.2 million imprisoned imates being AA males.

  • yoni

    Ok "studio gangsta". Sigh. For the most part YT's in his age bracket (or older) cannot successfully manage money of that large amount. Example...DONALD TRUMP. So what you sayin'? But you automatically condemned him to a life of ill repute before the check was printed. Why would you ASSUME that he's going to smoke and trick off the money? The same can be said about you just by reading your handle. Is that what YOU do all day? Trick, smoke and make up elementary lyrics. I mean are you mad that he had sense enough to hire a lawyer as she did? Or are you upset that he's doing what it takes to finish and complete a goal. If you didn't clearly understand me saying "YALL", then I meant YOU. YOU specifically and especially. If there are more of YOU in the AA community, we don't need enemies, dream killers, and cancers that do nothing to PROMOTE and support a young man striving to do better. You're doing a great job of handling it. Keep up the good work. Comprehend that. And you're right, if there were more YOU in the AA community, then maybe they could stay OUT OF the prison system.

    When does your mixtape drop tho', "gangsta"?

  • SameoleJ

    someone helps him and now he is acting like he doing something.

    This was his second year in college and he was still attending even without transportation and having to ride miles to get there...Yes, he WAS doing something.

  • ThaRealist StudioGangster

    You said this "If there are more of YOU in the AA community, we don't need enemies, dream killers, and cancers that do nothing to PROMOTE and support a young man striving to do better." Have you assessment the current state of AA community? If you did then you would conclude that the Thug Life way of life and all its different forms has failed 3 generation of AA people. Now, what's the evidence to support this statement? 40 percent of Americas 2.2 million prison inmates are AA MALES. 52 percent of all murders in the United States are done by blacks. 60 percent of of AA females are single parents. 80 percent of AA females are unwed. I think that is enough evidence to prove that the THUG LIFE way of life and all its does and don't is not working for the AA community. You also said this "And you're right, if there were more YOU in the AA community, then maybe they could stay OUT OF the prison system." I'm happy that you came to your senses and realized that its not YALL that are sending AA males to the prison yard. But rather the Thug Life and Real Nigga way of life that's sending our youth to the prison yard. I HAVE HOPE FOR YOU

  • yoni

    How did this turn into THUG LIFE rhetoric and statistics???? This was a post about a young man striving to be something in life and YOU putting him down ASSUMING how he would spend HIS money. YOU didn't comprehend ANYTHING that I posted. YOU used half of MY post to fill in your own. YOU are the one with the name "studio gangsta". YOU are your own enemy. Again, WHY would YOU assume that a COLLEGE EDUCATED YOUNG BLACK MALE who is going to school to become a doctor would squander his money on tricks and weed? Answer that.

    I don't want to type too much because it's obvious you suffer from an attention deficient disorder. Quite simply, you just miss the point in its entirety.

  • ladykushkilla

    I don't know the ends and outs of this story but I do know if the young man is willing to do all of this for his money/education just give it to him hell we all need a hand up not a hand out!

  • MissFLondon

    He's ungrateful; she's ungracious. They both just acted poorly. Out of gratitude for what she had done, could he not just dispute this with her and keep his mouth shut? Could she not work with him for his own benefit to jointly control his future? Why must adults go to the court of social media and slander each other first? Now the well meaning people who tried to help with Gofundme donations have paid for lawyers fees.

  • God is working on me!

    I agree with you, if I do something from the bottom of my heart the outcome doesn't matter because I don't need to be recognized for it. Her willingness to help wasn't an act of kindness

  • Jay Taylor

    Is somebody telling you what to do with your money? You can smoke here is up if you want to right? So shut up

  • Jay Taylor

    Exactly

  • Bronwyn Merritt

    I do hope he protected the money from his friends and family and used it for his education and housing. I am sure they are in need, but when you get money all of a sudden, everybody comes at you and it can feel like your duty to help everyone who ever was kind to you.