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Leroy Chapman is leaning into this moment with a sense of awe and reverence. On March 23, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution announced the 52-year-old would become the newspaper’s editor-in-chief, a promotion from his role as deputy managing editor. It’s a historic first, marking the first time in the newspaper's 155-year history that a Black person has served in this capacity.
Saved from shuttering by new owners after Cox Media Group sold the publication, Georgia's largest Spanish-language newspaper, Mundo Hispánico, covers stories on detainee rights, crime in Hispanic communities, and ICE raids that most other local publications don’t.