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BOSS Bay Area Is Showing Up for Black Joy in Oakland

Black Joy Weekend begins February 25th 2022 in Oakland and BOSS will be there!

BOSS Bay Area is one of the sponsors for an incredible art show in Oakland Friday, February 25, 2022 -- The Silent Boy Art Show.

It is important for us to elevate individuals and groups who advance and empower through art, organizing, cultural awareness, political education, leadership, mental wealth and more in the name of Social Justice. Referencing the necessity of the arts in social justice, Executive Director, Donald Frazier said “the reason we’re here is to celebrate art, culture and political education as the benchmark of Black liberation over the years” -- referencing 'The Arc of Liberation' mural at BOSS Downtown Oakland Neighborhood Impact Hub, CTEC.

The Silent Boy Art Show is a visual and auditory experience for lovers of art and music -- offering next-level art entertainment and appreciation. The Silent Boy Art Show will bring together local artists and music in a curated space in the community.

Silent Boy Art Show will feature the amazing works of self-taught artist NoPrints.

NoPrints' original pieces along with some covetable prints will be up for silent auction for you to bring home a souvenir from this night you are sure to remember.

The Silent Boy Art Show will also feature an album release by Heir Apparent, whose debut Ep is set to drop the same week.

Become a sponsor - Tickets are limited -- get yours here


BOSS Bay Area is showing up for Black Joy!!!

The 5th annual Black Joy Parade is on Sunday, February 27, 2022. Black Joy Parade is a hyper-positive non-profit based in Oakland, CA that celebrates the Black experience and community's contribution to history and culture with its signature parade and celebration, partnerships and events.

The Black Joy Parade exists to provide the Black community and allies a live experience that celebrates our influence on cultures past, present and future. We will unite a diverse community by creating a space to express each of our unique contributions to the Black experience.

Joelle Gunter was one of thousands who filled downtown Oakland for the Black Joy Parade. (Pendarvis Harshaw/KQED)

Please consider purchasing and/or donating any item(s) from our wishlist or donate directly to BOSS at

Volunteer and support charitable organizations that serve unhoused individuals and families like BOSS. For more information, contact Gwen Austin through email at or by phone at 510-649-1930 x1001.

Help De'zhon Grace reach the goal to support local parents in Oakland!

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