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"Boondocks" Triggers Controversy Before Premiere

An article in the Los Angeles Times covers the premiere of The Boondocks on Cartoon Network (free registration required). Both Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder and Cartoon Network vice president Mike Lazzo were interviewed for the article. It also notes a long line of prominent African-Americans, including the Rev. Al Sharpton and Bill Cosby, who are upset over the more controversial aspects of the show. The Times briefly addresses the involvement of director Reginald Hudlin (Barbershop) and the perceived estrangement between Hudlin and McGruder.

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