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Raleigh, N.C., neighborhood tense but calm after police kill black man

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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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In the video on Huffington Post among the police chiefs are Raleigh’s Cassandra Deck-Brown, Durham’s C.J. Davis, Morrisville’s Patrice Andrews as well as Fayetteville’s Gina Hawkins.

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.

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