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About Abbe Sparks

Abbe Sparks is the Founder of Socially Sparked News. A social media and content influencer, she has been covering the entertainment, digital, tech and advocacy sectors for over 20 years as the Chief Igniter of Abbe Sparks Media Group. Socially Sparked News is her labor of love. Email Abbe @ http://info@sociallysparkednews.com
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Artsy, Hip Gigantic-Size Shoe Exhibit Sparks Bloomies Return to Glory
2 days ago

Artsy, Hip Gigantic-Size Shoe Exhibit Sparks Bloomies Return to Glory

An artsy, hip gigantic-size shoe exhibit on display at iconic Bloomingdale’s (Bloomies) NYC flagship locale is turning heads and feet of New Yorkers and tourists. The new exhibit is reminiscent of Bloomies of yesteryear when the legendary retailer was known as the “It” department store for cutting-edge fashion, pop culture, splashy campaigns, celebrity and New [...]
Tribeca Film Festival Spotlights Gender Equality & Diversity
1 week ago

Tribeca Film Festival Spotlights Gender Equality & Diversity

When the Tribeca Film Festival opens April 18th for its 17th year, the spotlight will illuminate a more equal playing field that supports gender equality and diversity. Forty-six percent of this year’s films are directed by women – the highest percentage in the festival’s history. Image courtesy of the Tribeca Film Festival The 2018 feature [...]
Lovable Peanuts Gang Become Newest Kids on the Blocks
1 week ago

Lovable Peanuts Gang Become Newest Kids on the Blocks

The lovable Peanuts Gang become the newest kids on the blocks today when the American leg of The Peanuts Global Arts Collective Tour officially unwraps its graffiti-esque art murals on the streets of New York City. The groundbreaking worldwide, public art initiative is designed to bring communities together through the universal themes ingrained in Peanuts [...]
Good Deeds Day Sparks National Volunteer Week
1 week ago

Good Deeds Day Sparks National Volunteer Week

By  •  Advocacy
Good Deeds Day sparks Volunteer Week April 15th thru April 21st. The global celebration unites people from more than 100 countries to do good deeds for the benefit of others and the planet. On April 15th, hundreds of thousands plan to participate in the Day by doing something good to improve the lives of others [...]
Say Cheese & Celebrate Grilled Cheese Day
2 weeks ago

Say Cheese & Celebrate Grilled Cheese Day

Say Cheese and celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day today. The designated day is part of April's National Grilled Cheese Month. Most everybody loves cheese. The beloved sandwich has Socially Sparked® our lives in countless ways -- it conjures up memories of our youth, days of yore, comfort, warmth and good old-fashioned TLC -- to name [...]
Twenty Two Thousand Opioid Pills on the Wall
2 weeks ago

Twenty Two Thousand Opioid Pills on the Wall

By  •  Advocacy
Twenty two thousand pills on the wall make up the Opioid Memorial heading to Washington, DC Thursday, April 12th thru April 18th. Using art as a catalyst for awareness, education and social change . each pill is carved with a face to represent the 22,000 victims lost in 2015 to prescription opioid overdose. Prescribed to [...]
Closing Gender Wage Gap by Social Media Storm
2 weeks ago

Closing Gender Wage Gap by Social Media Storm

Closing the gender wage gap by social media storm happens today on Equal Pay Day. That's what advocates for equal pay nationwide hope to accomplish via organized Time For Transparency Chats on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Equal Pay Day is held annually on the second Tuesday in April. It's the approximate day the typical [...]
Marching for The King 50 Years Later: MLK50
3 weeks ago

Marching for The King 50 Years Later: MLK50

Marching for the King 50 years later to commemorate a hero of social justice takes on new meaning and energy in 2018. Today the world celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 50 years after his violent assassination at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, TN. Nearly 100,000 people across the globe will be [...]
Ninety Six (96) Birthday Wishes Doris Day
3 weeks ago

Ninety Six (96) Birthday Wishes Doris Day

Ninety Six (96) birthday wishes Doris Day -- Hollywood's girl next door. The legendary American actress, singer and animal welfare activist is celebrating her big day with friends and singing to her pets. Here's how to celebrate with Doris Day. Doris Day has one birthday wish this year. The founder of the Doris Day Animal [...]
On Harmony by Norman Granz: Quote of the Week
3 weeks ago

On Harmony by Norman Granz: Quote of the Week

On Harmony by jazz impresario Norman Granz (1918 - 2001) is this week's Socially Sparked Quote of the Week. Known as one of the most influential producers of the 20th century jazz scene, Granz is equally recognized for his activism for civil rights and equality within the industry and beyond. "Jazz is America's own. It [...]
Easter Sunday Fashions Socially Sparked
3 weeks ago

Easter Sunday Fashions Socially Sparked

Easter Sunday fashions Socially Sparked our lives at the traditional Easter Parade in New York City today. The tradition of the Easter Parade on NYC's famed 5th Avenue dates back to the mid-1800s. 2018's post parade celebration at legendary Rockefeller Center did not dissapoint. Nor did the weather. Here's a look. EASTER SUNDAY FASHIONISTAS OF [...]
APRIL SPARKS SPOTLIGHT ALCOHOLISM, POETRY, AUTISM, JAZZ +
3 weeks ago

APRIL SPARKS SPOTLIGHT ALCOHOLISM, POETRY, AUTISM, JAZZ +

By  •  Advocacy
April sparks spotlight alcoholism, autism, poetry, jazz 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 [...]
Routing Safer Roadways Via Nationwide Distracted Driving Laws
3 weeks ago

Routing Safer Roadways Via Nationwide Distracted Driving Laws

Routing safer roadways via nationwide distracted driving laws is one solution that addresses the thousands of unnecessary fatalities and injuries that occur each year. The advent of technology in the form of a new prevention app is another. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The National Safety Council (NSC) is calling on legislators to create [...]
Long Live Mom and Pop Business Owners
4 weeks ago

Long Live Mom and Pop Business Owners

Long live mom and pop business owners, especially today on National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day. While at first glance the large retail chains and online giant merchants may seem to be a death sentence to the small business owner, perception is deceiving. Here's why. The mom and pop stores of yore and those [...]
Taking Gun Control Issue to the Streets
1 month ago

Taking Gun Control Issue to the Streets

Taking the gun control issue to the streets to affect change. That's what the students of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School are doing on Saturday, March 24th at March For Our Lives in Washington, DC. Millions of their peers, families, kids and advocates will be joining them in cities and towns across the country and [...]
Farewell Bozo The Clown’s Frank Avruch (1928-2018)
1 month ago

Farewell Bozo The Clown’s Frank Avruch (1928-2018)

Farewell to Bozo The Clown’s portrayer Frank Avruch (May 21, 1928 – March 20, 2018). The Boston-based television personality entertained and Socially Sparked® millions of children of the 1960s as television’s Beloved Bozo The Clown (1959-1970). Avruch died at the age of 89 after a long battle with heart disease. He is survived by his [...]
Next Generation Leader Maiah Wynne
1 month ago

Next Generation Leader Maiah Wynne

Next generation leader Maiah Wynne is a Gen Xer to watch as she adds her spark to the world. At the youthful age of 19, this young woman Gen Xer is an accomplished singer, songwriter, activist and mentor that has already Socially Sparked® our lives. "Now more than ever I feel that I actually CAN [...]
Music’s Power by Hans Christian Andersen: Quote of the Week
1 month ago

Music’s Power by Hans Christian Andersen: Quote of the Week

Music's power by renowned master storyteller Hans Christian Andersen is the Socially Sparked® Quote of the Week. The Danish author is best known for fairy tales that have stood the test of time as The Little Mermaid, The Emperor's New Clothes and Princess and the Pea. In honor of Music in Our Schools Month we [...]
HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY
1 month ago

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Socially Sparked News wishes everyone a Happy St. Patrick's Day! Be 4 Ever Socially Sparked®.
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