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courtesy Northside 4th of July Parade

This week Americans will celebrate Independence Day. People around the country will line parade routes ,watch fireworks and have picnics. One Cincinnati neighborhood’s tradition has evolved into a one of a kind event.

WNKU’s Cheri Lawson reports the crowd can expect an eclectic mix of entries for the Northside 4th of July Parade.

courtesy Cincinnati Pride Inc.

The week long Cincinnati Pride celebration continues. June 27th thousands are expected for a Cincy Pride parade and festival.

Shawn Baker: It’s the fourth largest event in the entire city of Cincinnati according to the Cincinnati Police department.

courtesy of Lindsey Deaton

Lindsey Deaton: I am absolutely Dad. Dad, father, she ,her, hers . And so my dad, she, my father she or her is how my kids call me.

Lindsey Deaton came out as a transgender female a little more than two years ago. She’s been married to Joan for 35 years and they have two daughters in their twenties, Joci and Mary. Lindsey was assigned male at birth and for 56 years was known as Bruce.

courtesy of Rachel Torres

Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Women’s Health Clinic in partnership with the Cincinnati Education & Research for Veterans  Foundation is hosting an education fair and banquet for women Veterans June 11 at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center  from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. WNKU's Cheri Lawson talked with 3 women veterans.

The event honors and celebrates women Veterans and is free for women Veterans.

Cheri Lawson

This was the first school house in North America, as far as we know, where there was integration between African- American Students, white students and men and women.

Sharyn Jones, Professor of Anthropology at Northern Kentucky University is leading students on an archaeological dig looking for artifacts at the historic Parker Academy in Clermont County,Ohio.

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