Ronald Reagan

Linda Taylor. Black woman in a black and white photo, wearing a fur coat with her hand on her hat walking in parking lot in Chicago.

LISTEN: Code Switch Dives Into Story Behind the 'Welfare Queen'

The podcast offers an in-depth look at Linda Taylor, the first woman to be called a “welfare queen,” and the political and policy consequences of the racist stereotype.

Dr. Mary Frances Barry. Black woman with short gray hair wears a black blazer, black t-shirt and wire-wrimmed glasses while sitting at a medium-brown wooden table, hands extended

EXCERPT: Dr. Mary Frances Berry on How History Repeats Itself

In this selection from her new book, “History Teaches Us to Resist: How Progressive Movements Have Succeeded in Challenging Times,” Berry recounts the civil rights war activists waged under President Ronald Reagan—and it sounds very familiar….

Sketch of two men, one in charcoal and white with green marijuana leaves and charcoal money bags surrounding him and another with brown skin and a black shirt with the word "felon" in red on top

WATCH: Jay Z Breaks Down Racist Legacy of War on Drugs in New Short Film

The film, produced by dream hampton and brought to life via Molly Crabapple’s artwork, details the past and present of our country’s hypocritcal and racist drug enforcement and sentencing policies.

5,000+ People Signed Petition for Fetty Wap to Perform 'Trap Queen' at Nancy Reagan's Funeral. Really.

This is a real petition, and the number of signees keeps growing. 

RECAP: From #ReclaimMLK to #MLKNow, a Day of Action, Service and Remembrance

On the 30th anniversary of the first national celebration of MLK Day, activists and celebs take to the streets and the stage to strengthen Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.

That Time Reagan Vetoed the Anti-Apartheid Act

Watch Desmond Tutu break down how wrong the president was to support South Africa’s racist regime.