Rev. Cornell Brooks is the new president of the NAACP and the former Executive Director of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice. Brooks earned a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, in political science from Jackson State University, and a Master of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology. Later, he pursued a Juris Doctorate at Yale Law School. Brooks has written for several newspapers on politics, ethics and faith. Brooks will also be speaking on Oct. 18, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Isle Casino Hotel.