Independence Day

In spite of our headline, we could be wrong, but we’re guessing that next 4th of July, funnyman/actor Damon Wayans Jr. won’t be tweeting out the kind of attention grabbing message he did this year. Yesterday, on the 4th, Wayans tweeted “Happy white people proud of their racist ancestors day.” Needless to say a whole bunch of […]

On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass uttered the only real speech you need to hear concerning the Fourth of July. The iconic abolitionist, writer and orator recited a speech in commemoration of America’s sacred holiday. But he did not take the occasion to mislead or misrepresent America. He described, in fact, the “gross injustice” that […]

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – A new research study is out from WalletHub looking at the best and worst places to celebrate the Fourth of July and Cleveland does not score well. Out of the top 100 most populated cities in the country Cleveland ranks 71st. Head a little south and Cincinnati comes in 18th. The […]

CLEVELAND — There are plenty of ways to celebrate our nation’s birthday this July 4th, but let’s face it: People want to see the colors of those fireworks streaming across the sky! To make it easier on you, we’ve compiled a list of your city’s sky display, below. If you don’t see your city or […]

MANDEL NGAN/GETTY IMAGES President Barack Obama says freedom isn’t something that just happens, but must be nurtured and defended every single day. Obama says it’s important that people remember what a “miracle” America is and how lucky they are that others willingly took up arms generations ago to fight for independence. Obama commented at the […]

Happy birthday, America!  Towns all across northeast Ohio are getting ready to celebrate our nation’s birthday. And what better way to celebrate than with a good fireworks show? To make finding your local show easier, we’ve got a list ready to go right here. The following list is ordered alphabetically by city with the date, time and location of each show. Check the dates […]


“I remember you was conflicted, misusing your influence..” Having a sense of patriotism to the country we call America can be fleeting. After all, as a…

Here is a list of Fourth of July fireworks displays by county. If you don’t see a fireworks display for your city, email the information to   Cuyahoga County: Berea: July 4, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. at Coe Lake Bay Village: July 4, 2015 at 9:45 p.m. at Cahoon Memorial Park—West Bratenahl: July 3, 2015 […]

*Vivica A. Fox has joined the cast of “Independence Day 2″ to reprise her role as Jasmine Dubrow from the 1996 original. Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher and Charlotte Gainsbourg have already been cast in the sequel, under returning director Roland Emmerich. 20th Century Fox has set the release date for June 24, 2016 […]

Since the American colonies declared independence from Great Britain in 1776, there have been questions of what that independence means for America’s black citizens. As…

Actress Vivica A. Fox showed up to support her former Independence Day cast mast, Will Smith, during the New York City premiere of his new film After…

CLEVELAND – Many communities are partnering with neighboring cities or combining firework displays with their community festivals this year. Some cities also offer additional entertainment before their fireworks show and/or on days surrounding July 4. Here is a listing of when and where you can find fireworks shows in Northeast Ohio in 2012: Akron – […]