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Veterans Day Parade planned for Biloxi this year

Oct. 25, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Veterans Day parade along the Mississippi Gulf Coast is set to return this year. The Gulf Coast Veteran’s Day Parade is planned for 11 a.m. on Nov. 6 in Biloxi, WLOX-TV reported. It will begin at the Biloxi Civic Center and end at City Hall. ...

Boo! Thousands crowd New Orleans streets for 1st parade

Oct. 23, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The high school bands played, the costumed marching groups danced and float riders threw Moon Pies and beads to the thousands of people who turned out Saturday for New Orleans' first big parade since the onslaught of the coronavirus pandemic put the brakes on the city's...

Chicago celebrates WNBA champion Sky with parade

Oct. 19, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago turned out Tuesday for a parade celebrating the WNBA champion Sky, bringing a big smile to the city celebrating its first world championship since 2016. Fans lined Michigan Avenue to cheer on the Sky after they beat the Phoenix Mercury 80-74...

"Celebration Gator:" Louisiana float to be in Macy's parade

Oct. 19, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will introduce an alligator-themed float celebrating the state's music, food and culture at the 95th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser, who oversees state tourism efforts, announced the float...

NC actor has lead role in Lifetime’s ‘Switched Before Birth’

Oct. 18, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Bo Yokely, a resident of Kernersville, says he is extremely happy about his performance in his most notable role to date in the Lifetime movie “Switched Before Birth.” In the movie, Yokely as Brian Crawford and Skyler Samuels as Olivia...

Seattle school cancels Halloween parade over equity issues

Oct. 14, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle Public Schools elementary school has canceled its Halloween parade, saying the event has historically marginalized students of color who don’t celebrate the holiday. Seattle Public Schools said in an emailed statement that for at least five...

Spain's national day salutes Columbus with little opposition

Oct. 12, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Pomp, pageantry and a grand military parade marked Spain’s national day ceremonies in Madrid on Tuesday, overshadowing protests against what some see as a misguided celebration of Spanish colonial history. Cavalry members escorted King Felipe VI and...

Columbus Day Parade returns to NYC after 2020 cancellation

Oct. 11, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The annual Columbus Day Parade returned to New York City on Monday after being canceled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Marching bands and floats traveled up Fifth Avenue as spectators waved green, white and red Italian flags. Organizers...

Tensions persist between legacy of Columbus, native people

Oct. 11, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

Monday's federal holiday dedicated to Christopher Columbus is highlighting the ongoing divide between those who view the explorer as a representative of Italian American history and others horrified by an annual tribute that ignores native people whose lives and culture were forever changed...

Taiwan rejects China's 'path' amid show of military force

Oct. 10, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's president on Sunday vowed to defend the island from China's rising pressure for reunification, after a week of unprecedented tensions with Beijing. Speaking at the island's National Day celebrations, a rare show of Taiwanese defense...