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‘It’s a blessing to be here this year’: How Omaha Residents Celebrated Juneteenth

COVID-19 put Omaha’s official Juneteenth celebrations on hold for the past two years, but this weekend the North Omaha community came back in full force. The weekend brought parade-goers to North 24th Street, the sweet smells of barbeque brisket fries and homemade sweets in a sea of Black-owned businesses at Taste of North Omaha and even a steampunk tea party debut.