There is a lot of #Blackgirlmagic happening in North Carolina currently. Right now, six Black women hold the title of police chief for the first time in the states history.
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They all recently sat down to speak to a local television station about them being women of color in a high position battling a male-dominating field.
Dek-Brown said, “We’ve broken a glass ceiling. So, becoming chief, the honor is knowing that somebody else has that opportunity to get there.”
They also spoke on the issues such as the tension surrounding Black communities and cops as well as trying to help people build trust.
These women believe that change can come and Hawkins said, “We’ve always been of color. We’ve always had those family members, and that conversation that we have with our family members and our friends doesn’t change because we happen to have our uniform on.”
While these women know they will face many challenges they are here to do their best in the position.
40 Black Men & Youths Who Were Killed By Police
1. Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., 68Source:Instagram 1 of 15
2. Ramarley Graham, 18Source:Instagram 2 of 15
3. Trayvon Martin, 17Source:Getty Images 3 of 15
4. Jonathan Ferrell, 24Source:Instagram 4 of 15
5. Dontre Hamilton, 31Source:Instagram 5 of 15
6. Omar Abrego, 376 of 15
7. Ezell Ford, 25Source:Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images 7 of 15
8. Michael Sabbie, 35Source:Instagram 8 of 15
9. Delrawn Small, 379 of 15
10. Alton Sterling, 37Source:Instagram 10 of 15
11. Philando Castile, 32Source:Instagram 11 of 15
12. Tyre King, 13Source:Instagram 12 of 15
13. Terence Crutcher, 40Source:Instagram 13 of 15
14. Reginald Thomas, 36Source:Instagram 14 of 15
15. Carnell Snell Jr., 18Source:Instagram 15 of 15