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Spotlight On Aaron McGruder

BY//DENENE MILLNER

When legendary film director George Lucas tapped Aaron McGruder to infuse a little humor into Red Tails, his film about the Tuskegee Airmen, he knew exactly what he needed from the alternately celebrated and maligned creator of the acerbic pop-culture phenomenon, The Boondocks.

“George wanted it to be fun, he wanted to create heroes, he wanted it to be inspiring for teenagers today,” says McGruder.

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