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NFL makes Maia Chaka its 1st Black female official – Today.com

The NFL announced on TODAY that Maia Chaka, a veteran college football official, has become the first Black woman to join the ranks of NFL officials.

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Seven years after she was one of only two women selected for an NFL officiating developmental program, Maia Chaka has made history.
The NFL announced exclusively on TODAY Friday that Chaka has become the first Black woman to join the ranks of officials at football’s highest level.
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“It didn’t really hit me until just now,” Chaka said on TODAY. “When I saw the introduction, I’m like, ‘This is really real,’…

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