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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY - AFRICAN AMERICAN " CORNELL WILLIAMS BROOKS " IS AN AMERICAN LAWYER AND ACTIVIST AND PRESIDENT OF THE NAACP - GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

























































































































































BLACK     SOCIAL     HISTORY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Cornell William Brooks
Cornell William Brooks
President and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Incumbent
Assumed office
2014
Preceded by
Lorraine Miller
Personal details
Born
Cornell William Brooks
1961 (age 54–55)[1]
El Paso, Texas, U.S.[1]
Alma mater
Jackson State University (B.A.)
Boston University (M.Div.)
Yale University (J.D.)
Cornell William Brooks (born 1961) is an American lawyer and activist. He was chosen to be the president of the NAACP in May 2014. He previously served as president of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice in Newark, New Jersey, and as executive director of the Fair Housing Council of Greater Washington.[2][3] Brooks attended Jackson State University, where he received a BA in political science with honors. He subsequently earned his Master of Divinity, with a concentration in social ethics and systematic theology, at the Boston University School of Theology. He also received a law degree from Yale University, where he was a Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal and member of the Yale Law and Policy Review.[2][3][4] Brooks was Senior Counsel with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), directing the FCC’s Office of Communication Business Opportunities.[4] He also served as a trial attorney with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.[4] He ran as the Democratic Nominee for U.S. Congress for the 10th District of Virginia in 1998 on a platform for public education, affordable healthcare and fiscal responsibility.[4] In 2010, Brooks served on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's transition team on the Committee on Homeland Security and Corrections.[4]
Contents
  
1NAACP leadership
2Career
3Personal life
NAACP leadership
The executive board of the NAACP elected Brooks as the next chief executive on May 16, 2014 by a large majority. His appointment followed a period of turmoil for the organization, which had a severe budget shortfall and laid off works only months before Brooks' election. Furthermore, even though branches are