East Bay community shuts down thoroughfare to celebrate Black
culture, history and achievements in second annual festival

PHOTOS BY: SHAYLYN MARTOS/Golden Gate Xpress

Women with the Hundreds Unit dance group from Sacramento perform in the second annual Oakland, Calif. Black Joy Parade on Feb. 24, 2019.

A parade participant rides a horse in the second annual Oakland Black Joy Parade in Oakland, Calif. on Feb. 24, 2019.

 

Members of the Xi Gamma Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the first black sorority founded at Howard University, march with fists raised at the annual Oakland, Calif. Black Joy Parade on Feb. 24, 2019.

 

Rochelle Westbrooks dances in costume in the second annual Oakland, Calif. Black Joy Parade on Feb. 24, 2019.

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