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About Abbe Sparks

Abbe Sparks is the Founder of Socially Sparked News. A social entrepreneur, she is a social media and content influencer who has been igniting the sparks promoting the entertainment, music, tech & advocacy sectors for over 25 years as the Chief Igniter of Abbe Sparks Media Group. A member of US Press Association, she has written for many digital and print publications including her former column 'Abbe's Sparks' for RFPalooza. You can also find her stories on Medium, Tumbler & LinkedIn and in magazines as the UK's "Blues Matters" and "Big City Rhythm & Blues". Socially Sparked News is her labor of love. Email Abbe @ https://info@sociallysparkednews.com
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SPARKS IGNITE FOR POETRY, JAZZ, THE EARTH AND MORE IN APRIL
2 weeks ago

SPARKS IGNITE FOR POETRY, JAZZ, THE EARTH AND MORE IN APRIL

By  •  Advocacy
April sparks spotlight poetry, jazz, alcoholism, autism and many more social justice, health and arts awareness initiatives. Sparks also electrify awareness for the environment, sexual assault, child abuse and distracted driving. Designated days include Earth Day, World Health Day and Walking Day, to name just a few. Here’s a topline of April’s finest. NATIONAL POETRY [...]
Level the Paying Field for Equal Pay Day
1 month ago

Level the Paying Field for Equal Pay Day

By  •  Advocacy

Equal Pay Day is March 14 in 2023. Women still have a ways to go before reaching a level “paying” field. While we can chalk some of the minimal gains over the last five years to the pandemic, that’s a small contributing factor here.
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‘Tis the Season to Get Shopping
5 months ago

‘Tis the Season to Get Shopping

'Tis the season to get shopping. Thanksgiving marks the start of the shopping and giving season with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday. It's the ideal time to get Socially Sparked® for the holidays. SOCIALLY SPARKED SHOPPING DAYS BLACK FRIDAY kicks it all off with deals at every retail store large [...]
November Sparks Hope for the Giving Month
5 months ago

November Sparks Hope for the Giving Month

By  •  Advocacy

November is the giving month and ignites hope for change and awareness for many important causes. Giving thanks, giving kindness and giving aid become uber important this month as the …
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Slice Through The Cheese – National Cheese Pizza Day
7 months ago

Slice Through The Cheese – National Cheese Pizza Day

Slice through the cheese and pie up with your favorite style of pizza in honor of National Cheese Pizza Day. Each year on September 5th we celebrate the original Pizza Pie topping with its oozing melted cheese to kick-off the Fall season. Cheese Pizza has Socially Sparked® our lives for over a century in the [...]
Recovery and Suicide Prevention Top the September Sparks
8 months ago

Recovery and Suicide Prevention Top the September Sparks

By  •  Advocacy
Recovery and suicide prevention top the September sparks this year. It's also the month to raise awareness for food safety, cancer and many more important health and social initiatives. The return to fall starts an active calendar of monthly and weekly campaigns designed to make an impact for progress, prevention and finding cures. Topping our [...]
In 2023 Women Still Must Roar for Equality
8 months ago

In 2023 Women Still Must Roar for Equality

By  •  Advocacy
In 2023 women still must roar for equality. Today, August 26th is the annual Women's Equality Day. I repeat. Today is the annual Women's Equality Day marking how the 19th Amendment Socially Sparked® our lives, especially women. Yet, while it is 2023, women still must roar for their right to choose. Women still must roar [...]
Happy National Radio Day!
8 months ago

Happy National Radio Day!

Today is National Radio Day -- a time to recognize American Radio and all the people involved in the industry. We salute the inventors, all stations, broadcasters, producers, reporters and deejays. Radio has Socially Sparked® our lives for over 100 years. Invented in the 1890s, it is still a vital communication medium. The radio not [...]
The World Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Humanitarian Day
8 months ago

The World Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Humanitarian Day

The world celebrates the 20th anniversary of World Humanitarian Day by paying tribute to colleagues who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and to honor the thousands of aid workers who continue to provide much needed support to people suffering from conflicts or disasters across the world. Twenty years ago, on August 19, 2003, [...]
Pucker Up for National Lipstick Day
9 months ago

Pucker Up for National Lipstick Day

Pucker up those lips today to show off your favorite shade of lipstick in honor of National Lipstick Day!  This holiday was first created in the 1940s to celebrate the power and beauty of lipstick. We share some fast facts on the history of lipstick and  five ways to honor the day beautifying your lips. [...]
The World Leaves Their Hearts with Tony Bennett
9 months ago

The World Leaves Their Hearts with Tony Bennett

The world leaves their heart with Great American Songbook crooner Tony Bennett who died Friday at 96 years old. His devotion to performing and preserving the American standards spans decades and touched people of many generations. In honor of Mr Bennett we share our 2016 feature on the man, the crooner, author and activist who [...]
Mandela Day Calls for Action Now to Inspire Change
9 months ago

Mandela Day Calls for Action Now to Inspire Change

By  •  Advocacy
Nelson Mandela Day calls for a global call to action to inspire change. The new era holds much promise for positive change after a stall in action these past few years due to the pandemic. The 13th annual Nelson Mandela International Day will address global warming and sustainability with the United Nations campaign ActNow. MANDELA [...]
Summertime and Sun Safety Spark Ultimate Fun
10 months ago

Summertime and Sun Safety Spark Ultimate Fun

By  •  Advocacy
Summertime and sun safety spark the ultimate summer fun. The sunny season calls for enjoying the outdoors, sunbathing, water sports, beach and pool visits and more. It's also the time to safeguard against the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays to protect our skin. July is National UV Awareness Month. The sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage [...]
Zombies Jim Rodford Music Odessey: Tales of a Daddy
10 months ago

Zombies Jim Rodford Music Odessey: Tales of a Daddy

This Father's Day we share one of our most beloved feature interviews with one of the world's most beloved musicians and a family's beloved dad -- gone too soon -- Jim Rodford, Bassist. This interview with Abbe Sparks turned out to be one of his last and is now included in the book "Jim Rodford [...]
June Takes Aim at Gun Violence, the Environment, Summerfests & More
11 months ago

June Takes Aim at Gun Violence, the Environment, Summerfests & More

By  •  Advocacy

June Takes Aim at Gun Violence, the Environment, Summerfests and more worthwhile causes and fun events. It is the month to celebrate the official onset of Summer, Fathers, and festivals …
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Laurence Juber’s Wind Beneath the Wings Still Blows Fierce
11 months ago

Laurence Juber’s Wind Beneath the Wings Still Blows Fierce

Legendary acoustic guitarist Laurence Juber’s wind beneath Paul McCartney’s WINGS still blows mighty fierce. This two time Grammy®-Winner and former lead guitarist in WINGS flew into the Big Apple to …
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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees 2023 Represent Diverse Group of Artists
12 months ago

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees 2023 Represent Diverse Group of Artists

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announces its 2023 inductees and they represent a diverse group of artists. Four of the of seven Inductees in the Performer category …
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Nominees for 76th Tony Awards Take Center Stage
12 months ago

Nominees for 76th Tony Awards Take Center Stage

The 2023 Nominees for the 76th Annual Tony Awards take center stage as they were announced live earlier this morning from New York City on CBS This Morning followed by …
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