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Standing While Black: Students Arrested Waiting For The Bus [VIDEO]

On Nov. 27., Raliek ReddWan’Tauhjs Weathers and Daequon Carelock were waiting for a bus, arranged by their coach Jacob Scott, to pick them up and take them to a scrimmage game.

“We didn’t do nothing,” said Redd. “We was just trying to go to our scrimmage.”

Despite their attempts to explain why they were standing there, police arrested them anyway.

According to the police report, they were blocking “pedestrian traffic while standing on a public sidewalk…preventing free passage of citizens walking by and attempting to enter and exit a store…Your complainant gave several lawful clear and concise orders for the group to disperse and leave the area without compliance.,” reports WROC.com. ...

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College application process intimidating to some

College application process intimidating to some

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometimes, all it takes is a $7 burrito gift card to get high school seniors to submit their college applications early.

“You always have some students who say, ‘I don’t want to go to college,’ but they don’t realize whatever it is in life, they need to go to college for it,” said adviser Martin Copeland at Theodore Roosevelt High

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Tevin Hamilton, 18, Gives Mother The Ultimate Thanksgiving Gift (VIDEO)

With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, many families will be spending the day reflecting on what they're most thankful for. But Rhonda McClarn has special reason to celebrate this year -- and it's all thanks to her son's selfless act.

 

According to CBS Local Chicago, when Tevin Hamilton was 6 years old, he discovered that his mother, McClarn, needed a kidney.Though he planned to donate his organ to McClarn upon turning 18, the Chicago teen wasn't a match.

 

But instead of giving up, Hamilton turned to a paired kidney exchange. He decided to donate his kidney to a stranger and, in return, his mother would receive one from someone else. To her luck, she found a match.

 

"I'm glad that she's still here to this day to wait until we get a kidney," said Hamilton, who will have surgery on Nov. 25 along with McClarn. "I love her dearly, can't wait until it's over with, until she has energy and go back to the way we were as a family before we had these problems." Watch in the video above.

 

Jonathan Buchanan is yet another teen who went above and beyond to help a family member. Earlier this year, the Arizona teen donated his bone marrow to cure his twin brothers' sickle-cell anemia.

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Malia Obama Named One Of The Most Influential Teens Of 2013

At the tender age of 15, TIME is recognizing Malia Obama for her poise and maturity.

The President’s eldest daughter was recently named one of the magazine’s most influential teens of 2013.

“At high-profile events, like her father’s second Inaugural Address, Malia and her sister, Sasha, act with the poise of adults. Thanks in part to Michelle Obama, they seem to lead as normal lives as they can while still meeting the demands of being in the limelight,” the publication wrote. “President Obama often mentions his daughters in speeches, and says that they influenced his stance on gay marriage.”

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