Thoughts: … Speaking of Colson Whitehead, a dialogue over on the Afrofuturism list makes me wonder: While writing “The Intuitionist,” did Mr. Whitehead have in mind “Let’s Go Crazy” and that bit about how, when the elevator tries to bring you down, one must go crazy and punch a higher floor? … While giggling over a copy of “The Boondocks: Because I Know You Don’t Read The Newspapers” in Walden Pond Books yesterday (’cause walking is good for what ails you, despite my issues with it — to be discussed later), I turned to the back cover and found two quotes.

“The most appalling of McGruder’s reckless charges was that BET ‘does not serve the interest of black people.’ Our response to the slanderous assertion is that the 500-plus dedicated employees of BET do more in one day to serve the interest of African-Americans than this young man has done in his entire life.”

Robert Johnson
President and CEO
BET Holdings, Inc.

“The Boondocks” is a deliciously amusing work that creatively challenges us with intense substance, cleverly disguised as a humorous comic strip. Aaron McGruder is one of the most important voices of his generation and a true credit to his race.”

Tavis Smiley
Author and host of
“BET Tonight”

I gotta get that sophomore A-Dub joint (street release date: May 15th).

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