Skip to content

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.

Black Joy Parade
Downtown Oakland came alive Sunday, with music and dancing.

Black Joy Parade
Rain doesn’t dampen the festivities

Black Joy Parade
Clowns and more clowns fill the streets.

Black Joy Parade
Hundreds participate in the Black Joy Parade

Black Joy Parade
All smiles in downtown Oakland

All photos by Najim Rahim


  1. HaroldAustin on July 31, 2023 at 12:07 am

    Summer has finally arrived, and with it, it’s time to use bright and fresh summer colors in your art! I cannot help but take this opportunity to embody on canvas all the joy and beauty that this sunny season brings. Summer inspires me to experiment with bright shades of summer colors and create works filled with warmth and positive emotions. Onward to new summer artistic adventures!

    • plagiarismcheck on September 2, 2023 at 6:37 pm

      Hey there, just wanted to share my excitement about online Plagiarism Checker & Content Detector. It’s like having an accuracy boost for maintaining the integrity of your work. The accuracy is outstanding, and it’s given me the confidence to submit assignments and publish content without worries. Try it out and stay original!

  2. JamesErickson on December 28, 2023 at 8:34 am

    For students seeking support with their academic workload, the link at is a platform offering assistance with homework and assignments. Just as the training journey involves learning, academic support services contribute to students’ success in their educational endeavors.

Oakland North welcomes comments from our readers, but we ask users to keep all discussion civil and on-topic. Comments post automatically without review from our staff, but we reserve the right to delete material that is libelous, a personal attack, or spam. We request that commenters consistently use the same login name. Comments from the same user posted under multiple aliases may be deleted. Oakland North assumes no liability for comments posted to the site and no endorsement is implied; commenters are solely responsible for their own content.

Photo by Basil D Soufi
Oakland North

Oakland North is an online news service produced by students at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and covering Oakland, California. Our goals are to improve local coverage, innovate with digital media, and listen to you–about the issues that concern you and the reporting you’d like to see in your community. Please send news tips to:

Latest Posts

Scroll To Top