1. Throughout the 1980s, the Reagan administration, championed by First Lady Nancy Reagan, worked to raise awareness of the ever-growing epidemic of drug use (particularly cocaine and crack) among young people and children.
2. In 1985, endorsed and supported by President Reagan and his administration, the music video “Stop the Madness” was created. It featured an all-star musical cast and cameos.
3. Among the all-star cast? New Edition…
4. …LaToya Jackson…
6. With cameos from First Lady Nancy Reagan…
7. …Kareem Abdul-Jabbar…
8. …Arnold Schwarzenegger…
9. …and a talking David Hasselhoff poster.
Also, why is she more freaked out by the poster than the drug dealer living in her closet?
10. Of course, no ’80s PSA is complete without some cheesy clichÃ©s:
11. The word “drugs” glamorized in neon.
12. Drug dealers being driven around in white stretch limos.
This is so Miami Vice!
13. The eventual freak-out.
14. And that everything gets solved by a “Fame”-style street dance.
16. “Stop the Madness” music video:
- A draft of a plan to repeal Obamacare was released that'll block federal funds from Planned Parenthood and cut healthcare benefits granted under the law.
- The widow of a Kansas immigrant who was allegedly killed by a white nationalist demanded answers from the government about stopping hate crimes in the US.
- Time to change your passwords: Uber and Fitbit are among the millions of websites that may have been compromised 🔐
- A billboard in North Carolina that claims "Real men provide. Real women appreciate it," has sparked controversy across the country 👀