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Khorri Atkinson

Khorri is a master’s student at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. He was a digital intern at He also completed internships at The Queens Chronicle and The Amsterdam News in New York. He holds a bachelor’s degree from CUNY’s York College, where he was the managing editor of the student newspaper, Pandora’s Box. He will be spending the rest of the summer in Austin, Tex., at the Texas Tribune as a Chips Quinn Scholar. He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Michelle Obama used her final commencement address as first lady to extend veiled jabs at Donald J. Trump, cautioning graduates of the City College of New York that they should beware of those who “build up walls to keep people out.”

Rivers of Living Water, a predominantly black church for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Christians, is fund-raising to purchase the building of a Harlem church that might be up for public foreclosure auction.

Anti-gun-violence advocates, residents and local elected officials rallied outside the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building on Wednesday for a vigil to kick off Gun Violence Awareness Month across New York City.

Nearly a half-century after his father, Adam Clayton Powell Jr., lost his seat in the House of Representatives to Charles B. Rangel, the younger Powell is hoping to take his father’s former seat.