In a social media post from @NFLOfficiating, the NFL announced their objective in breaking down walls of diversity and hired its first Black woman to officiate professional football games.

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Maia Chaka is the first Black woman to be hired as an NFL official, however, it isn’t her first major role as a referee in high-profile sports. Chaka has worked in the past with the AAF(Alliance Of American Football) as well as the NCAA.

Chaka issued a statement about the historic hiring, saying, “I am honored to be selected as an NFL official. But this moment is bigger than a personal accomplishment. It is an accomplishment for all women, my community, and my culture.”