Aaron McGruder Has Revived The Boondocks At The Perfect Time

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In the midst of a politically-divided country, Aaron McGruder has suddenly revived The Boondocks. In six new panels, the creator of the comic-turned-television show has plenty of commentary for what is happening in politics and pop culture.

Yesterday (February 5), Charlamagne Tha God, published new comic strips on his Instagram page on behalf of Aaron McGruder. The post came hours before Donald Trump’s 2019 “State Of The Union” address, which some of the new panels confront.

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McGruder’s comic strip of “Political Ni**as vs. Get Money Ni**as” came with this attached statement:

“[I] did these for fun (and to see if I still could). More to come… exactly how much more is tough to say. These strips were only possible due to the enormous talent of my good friend Seung Kim, who did the animation for the old show – and he’s a busy guy. Thanks to him and thanks to Charlamagne for putting these out for me while I get my Instagram act together.”

The first of six panels calls the current President “treasonous.” It also delivers a message from “Uncle Ruckus,” who is County Executive.

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A second panel shows a scandal surrounding the controversial character. “Ruckus” is accused of being an unregistered foreign agent, and one who is cooperating with Russia:


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Merry Black History Month!!! #BoondocksBack

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In a third panel, special investigator Robert Mueller interviews “Uncle Ruckus.” This portrayal overlaps the real-life investigation surrounding collusion. In the interrogation, “Ruckus” speaks about maneuvering “the Black vote” away from Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential Election. “Ruckus” admits to working with the Russians:


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Robert Mueller vs. Uncle Ruckus #BoondocksBack

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The fourth panel gathers a reaction from “Huey” and “Riley.” “Riley” admits that he is unaware of what all this news surrounding the Russians means, and denounces being “a political ni**a.” He asserts that he’s a “get money” guy instead.

The fifth panel gathers a reaction from former White House Communications Director-turned-MSNBC political analyst Nicolle Wallace (whose name is spelled slightly different than in real life). She decries the current President, comparing the ongoing issues and scandals to her former employer, George W. Bush:


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The sixth and final Boondocks posting, it shows “Granddad” muting R. Kelly’s music following the ongoing campaign. After removing the singer from his laptop music library, he switches to Michael Jackson, who is another figure accused of sexual misconduct without conviction:


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Granddad on the #MuteRKellywave #BoondocksBack

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The Boondocks originally ran as a syndicated comic strip from 1996-2006, with a spin-off animated series run on Adult Swim from 2005-2014.