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Black Joy Parade

PHOTOS: Joyful sights and sounds abound at Oakland’s Black Joy Parade

on February 26, 2023

Bands, dancers, clowns, cowboys and cool cars filled downtown Oakland Sunday afternoon for the Black Joy Parade. Wet streets and chilly weather didn’t discourage hundreds of people from enjoying music, food and a host of activities for children and adults. In its sixth year, the parade celebrates the Black experience and culture. It also promotes Oakland’s many Black-owned small businesses.

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Downtown Oakland came alive Sunday, with music and dancing.

Black Joy Parade
Rain doesn’t dampen the festivities

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Clowns and more clowns fill the streets.

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Hundreds participate in the Black Joy Parade

Black Joy Parade
All smiles in downtown Oakland

All photos by Najim Rahim

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