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NFL Names Its First Black Female Official

Added 03-05-21 01:07:02pm EST - “"I am honored to be selected as an NFL official," said Maia Chaka, a teacher in the Virginia Beach area. "It is an accomplishment for all women, my community, and my culture."” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “NFL Names Its First Black Female Official”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Maia Chaka, shown here officiating an Alliance of American Football game in 2019, has been named the NFL's first Black female official. Denis Poroy/AAF/Getty Images hide caption

Maia Chaka, shown here officiating an Alliance of American Football game in 2019, has been named the NFL's first Black female official.

Maia Chaka, a health and physical education teacher in the Virginia Beach area, has participated in the NFL's officiating development program since 2014 while also refereeing at the college level.

"I am honored to be selected as an NFL official," Chaka said in a statement. "But this moment is bigger than a personal accomplishment. It is an accomplishment for all women, my community, and my culture."

We welcome Maia Chaka to the 2021 roster of game officials! Maia makes history as the first Black woman to officiate at the @NFL level. https://t.co/1NHls98Lwi pic.twitter.com/ycOxc6Cq1t

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