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Aaron McGruder

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Who is Aaron McGruder?

Aaron McGruder is an American writer and cartoonist best known for writing and drawing The Boondocks, a Universal Press Syndicate comic strip about two young African-American brothers, Huey and his younger brother and wannabe gangsta Riley, from inner-city Chicago now living with their grandfather in a sedate suburb, as well as being the creator, executive producer, and head writer of The Boondocks animated TV series based on his strip.

  • also known as Tha A-double, Brotha A-dub
  • born on (41 years ago) in Chicago
  • ethnicity: African American
  • nationality: United States of America
  • education: University of Maryland, College Park
  • profession: Writer, cartoonist, television producer, screenwriter, voice actor, public speaker, film score composer
  • written works: "Birth of a nation", "A right to be hostile", "Fresh for '01-- you suckas!", "All the rage", "Public enemy #2", "Boondocks"
  • film written: Red Tails
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • NAACP Image Award – Chairman's Award
      • nominated to NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Nonfiction - "A right to be hostile"
      • nominated to NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series - "The Boondocks" (The Story of Gangstalicious, part 2), with Rodney Barnes
      • nominated to NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series - "The Boondocks" (The Fund-Raiser)
      • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series - "The Boondocks" (The Fund-Raiser)
      • nominated to NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture - "Red Tails", with John Ridley

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of African American Television (2014)

by Kathleen Fearn-Banks, Anne Burford-Johnson

Aaron McGruder, an African American, writes and draws The Boondocks. The series was named one of Time's most controversial cartoons of all time. BOSTON PUBLIC. (FOX, 2001–2004.) Chi McBride starred as Principal Steven Harper in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media (2006)

TWO-VOLUME SET by Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

and The Boondocks (Aaron McGruder, 1998), ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010, 2d ed. (2008)

by Vincent Terrace

An adult oriented animated series based on “The Boondocks” comic strip by Aaron McGruder. The story is simple: a black family (the Freeman's) relocate from the city to a white neighborhood in the suburbs because, as Robert “Grandad” ...

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I cannot be made into the commentator for the unspoken black masses. (Aaron McGruder)
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