A Character Case Study of “The Boondocks” and Riley Freeman: Is He Homophobic or Just Comic Relief?

[Editor’s Note: This is the first of five installments of character case studies on characters on creator and writer Aaron McGruder’s comic strip now turned animated series on Adult Swim, “The Boondocks.”  I feel that each of the characters epitomize a particular social and political archetype or stereotype that is represented in some aspects within […]

Read more "A Character Case Study of “The Boondocks” and Riley Freeman: Is He Homophobic or Just Comic Relief?"

Uppity Negro News Briefs

Since I’ve been graduating and without a television a LOT of news has happened since mid-April and here goes it with me starting in back chronological order: 1. Georgia’s Attorney General Thurbert Baker blocking the health care law suit Well, clearly GOP Georgia Gov. Sonny “Partly Cloudy” Perdue found a way to get around it, […]

Read more "Uppity Negro News Briefs"

The Fire This Time

In a post-Katrina world, Katrina is now the modern benchmark for an unrepentant and aggregate failure of the federal government because of FEMA and state government because Baton Rouge and the governor was only 60 miles away with more than capable resources to go into the city by Tuesday, August 30, 2005–it was a complete […]

Read more "The Fire This Time"