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

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 09: Referee Maia Chaka officiates while the Salt Lake Stallions and the San Diego Fleet play in the Alliance of American Football game at SDCCU Stadium on March 09, 2019 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/AAF/Getty Images)