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CHICAGO CRUSADER PUBLISHER DOROTHY LEAVELL ELECTED NEW CHAIRMAN OF THE NNPA

Newly-elected NNPA Chairman Dorothy Leavell gives remarks during the 2017 NNPA Legacy Awards Gala as outgoing chair, Washington Informer publisher Denise Rolark Barnes looks on. (Roy Lewis/NNPA)

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor)

Shortly, before the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s (NNPA) annual Legacy Awards Gala, NNPA members elected veteran Chicago Crusader publisher Dorothy Leavell to serve as chairman of the group for the next two years (2017-2019).

Leavell succeeds Washington Informer publisher Denise Rolark Barnes, who served in the role for the past two years.