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CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - SEPTEMBER 12: Line judge Maia Chaka #100 signals during the game between the Carolina Panthers and the New York Jets at Bank of America Stadium on September 12, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Maia Chaka made history on Sunday, becoming the 1st Black woman to officiate an NFL game.  In a video tweeted by the NFL, Chaka called the “historic moment” an “honor and a privilege.”  Chaka officiated Sunday’s game between the New York Jets and Carolina Panthers.  Chaka’s resume includes time as a referee in the NCAA’s Pac-12 conference and Conference USA, as well as in the short-lived Alliance of American Football in 2019.  Check out pictures of Maia Chaka below.