When Bishop Sleets was promoted to her position at the newspaper in September, she became the only Black person on the masthead, and just the fourth to appear there in the paper’s 173-year history. A first-generation American whose parents emigrated from Belize, she’s emerged as a central figure as the newsroom is being reshaped. She’s teaming with Phil Jurik, who has been the metro editor, in overseeing content for a new, big-tent news department covering everything from criminal investigations to education and social justice. The role makes her one of the few Black staffers at any major local news outlet with a comparable level of decision-making power.