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By Stacy M. Brown Maia Chaka knows well that Women’s History Month is all about commemorating, observing, and celebrating the vital role of the fairer sex in American folklore. She just didn’t know she would become a part of that history. After years of officiating games in the Pac-12, Conference USA, and the NFL’s Officiating Development Program, Chaka will head to the NFL in the Fall. When she takes the field in September, the Norfolk State University graduate and health and physical education teacher will do so as the first Black

By Sherri Kolade Washington D.C.’s Washington’s Football Team did the thing recently by naming Jennifer King their assistant running backs coach for the 2021-2022 football season, according to an article from Essence Magazine. This hire resonated all the more because it made King the first Black female assistant in the NFL. King previously coached parts of three seasons as an intern, has a lengthy background working for the NFL, too. She was a participant in the NFL’s coaching clinics from 2015 to 2018, and she attended the NFL Women’s

For the first time in history, the Super Bowl Halftime Show will be headed by a Black producer. Emmy-nominated Jesse Collins will produce the 2021 show. Collins, founder and CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment, has previously worked on the BET Awards and Grammys. “It is an honor to be part of such an iconic show at such an important time in our history,” Collins said in a statement, via Sports Business. “I am grateful to Jay-Z, [Roc Nation chief operating officer] Desiree Perez, the entire Roc Nation family,

As appeared first in the Michigan Chronicle By Stacy M. Brown When Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the playing of the national anthem to bring awareness to social and other injustices faced regularly by Black and Brown individuals in America, the National Football League, President Donald Trump, and others wrongly associated the quarterback’s actions as a protest against the U.S. flag and the nation’s military. In the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd, protests and demonstrations have awakened America and most of the world to the plight