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When Aaron was six years old, his family moved to Columbia, Maryland, after his father accepted a job with the National Transportation Safety Board. Mc Gruder attended the Jesuit school, Loyola Blakefield, from grades seven to nine.
Following two years of torturous racism he left the school and transferred to public high school, Oakland Mills High School and the University of Maryland, from which he graduated At the time, he was also a DJ on The Soul Controllers Mix Show on WMUC.
A long-standing feud with Black Entertainment Television provided Mc Gruder with material both for his strip and the animated series.
Two episodes of the second season of The Boondocks, "The Hunger Strike" and "The Uncle Ruckus Reality Show", were never broadcast in the United States due to possible legal action against Cartoon Network's parent company Time Warner by Viacom (BET's parent company, also the owners of Cartoon Network rival Nickelodeon and Comedy Central) because of satirization of BET; however, they resurfaced for television airplay weeks later in Canada and were included in the DVD release.
Later, during a 2003 reception hosted by The Nation, Mc Gruder offended many attendees by defiantly expressing his support for Ralph Nader's 2000 presidential bid.
Mc Gruder endured heckling and walkouts as he defended his commitment to left-wing causes, including, he claimed, calling Condoleezza Rice a "mass-murderer" to her face during the 2002 NAACP Image Awards.
Five The Boondocks collections have been published: All The Rage, Public Enemy #2, A Right To Be Hostile, Fresh for '01: You Suckaz, and Boondocks: Because I Know You Don't Read The Newspaper.
Mc Gruder also developed Black Jesus, another comedy series broadcast on Adult Swim, part of Cartoon Network.
In 2010, Mc Gruder worked as screenwriter in the final treatment of the feature film Red Tails, released in early 2012.
Aaron Vincent Mc Gruder is an American cartoonist and producer best known for creating the comic strip ‘The Boondocks’ which earned him a lot of fame and a little notoriety as well.
A rebel at heart, he has been outspoken about his views from an early age and this attitude is reflected in the works he creates.