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Jordan Peele's 'Us' is a Creepy Tale That Sadly Mirrors Our Reality

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On May 25, 1986, approximately 6.5 million Americans stood hand in hand forming a human chain that stretched from New York to California for an event called Hands Across America. It was a fundraiser project from USA for Africa (the same people who produced the “We Are the World” single the year before) in hopes of raising $100 million to fight hunger and homelessness. The hope was that everyone who participated would donate $10 for the cause. Families stood and sang together for 15 minutes. And then it was over.

I had trouble remembering if Hands Across America really happened or if it was a gimmick for the film when the original commercial for the event flashed on the big screen during the opening of Us. I only vaguely remember the event, which might have to do more with the fact that I have lived in Washington State my whole life and we weren’t involved in the project. I doubt that I’m the only one and I suspect that was also some of Jordan Peele’s reasoning as well whe…

This Day in Pop Culture for July 21

Christian singer Brandon Heath was born on July 21, 1978 and married on May 25, 2014.

Brandon Heath is Born

It was on this day that Brandon Heath was born in 1978. The contemporary Christian singer and musician’s first album, Early Stuff, was released in 2004. Since then, Heath has produced five other albums which help nominate him for a few Grammys and winning a few Dove Awards.  In 2008, Heath spent time as the worship pastor at The Woodlands United Methodist Church in Texas for about a year, but later moved back to Nashville. Perhaps his most popular song is "I'm Not Who I Was" which became a #1 single that stayed on top of Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart for several weeks. The song speaks about how he learned to forgive a certain person in his life, but for many years, it remained a mystery on who that was. More recently, Heath disclosed to audiences that the song was a dedication to this step mother. In May 25, 2014, he was married. Sorry girls.


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