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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 covering the entertainment, music, tech and 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 online and print publications including her former column 'Abbe's Sparks' for RFPalooza. You can also find her stories on Medium & Tumbler. Socially Sparked News is her labor of love. Email Abbe @ https://info@sociallysparkednews.com
Latest Posts | By Abbe Sparks
Saluting The Heroes Who Socially Sparked Our Lives
1 week ago

Saluting The Heroes Who Socially Sparked Our Lives

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY 2020 Saluting the Heroes on this Memorial Day 2020 that Socially Sparked® our lives. We live in unprecedented times that have taken on unprecedented heroic measures. Today we honor America's servicemen and servicewomen as well as our frontline and essential workers. Memorial Day 2020 will forever have an expanded meaning of the [...]
The Galas Must Go On: Free Live Stream Virtual Benefits Soar
2 weeks ago

The Galas Must Go On: Free Live Stream Virtual Benefits Soar

The galas must go on, albeit virtually as the world and it's live entertainment options stay shutdown. Virtual gala live-streams continue to soar as an ideal solution to the cancelled physical fundraisers. Covenant House, the human rights organization for homeless and trafficked youth is the latest nonprofit to jump into the virtual benefit fray. A [...]
Gangstagrass Sparks Nickel and Dime Blues New Single
2 weeks ago

Gangstagrass Sparks Nickel and Dime Blues New Single

Gangstagrass hip-hop/bluegrass hybrid sensation releases Nickel and Dime Blues new anticipated single on May 15th.
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Virtual Relief Benefit: Rise Up New York
3 weeks ago

Virtual Relief Benefit: Rise Up New York

You say virtual relief benefit. They say virtual telethon. We say virtual benefit concert. Any way you say it, the message in the expression rings clear -- Rise Up for New York! On Monday night, May 11th, Tina Fey will host Rise Up New York to raise awareness and much needed funds to aid New [...]
SOCIALLY SPARKED and HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY
3 weeks ago

SOCIALLY SPARKED and HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

For Mother's Day we re-visit our Spotlight series of yore, where musician mamas and sons share how their moms Socially Sparked their lives. Click on the images below for these features: Live From Mom's House with Eliot Lewis Bill Morganfield Sings the Blues Away Trailblazing Musician Mamas Inspire Women Eliot Lewis Eliot Lewis and his [...]
Thank You Teachers Virtually: Teachers Day
4 weeks ago

Thank You Teachers Virtually: Teachers Day

By  •  Advocacy
Today we say Thank You virtually with a triple exclamation mark to the outstanding teachers we know that have Socially Sparked® our lives. May 5th is National Teachers Day. Our teachers have risen to the challenge of creating a virtual education for their students during 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic. TEACHER TRIVIA Political and educational [...]
Freedom of the Press Essential in 2020: World Press Freedom Day
4 weeks ago

Freedom of the Press Essential in 2020: World Press Freedom Day

Freedom of the press is more essential in 2020 than in any other recent time in our history. As we recognize May 3rd's World Press Freedom Day and it's crucial importance, our thoughts also go to those journalists whose lives were lost in the line of duty and/or due to COVID-19. A free and open [...]
May Blooms Bright for Moms, Arthritis, Mental Health and More
1 month ago

May Blooms Bright for Moms, Arthritis, Mental Health and More

By  •  Advocacy
May blooms bright for moms, arthritis, mental health and a host of other worthy health, education and social causes. For the first time in history, we must celebrate many of these holidays and campaigns at a social distance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The world has gone exclusively digital and so will festivities for Mother's [...]
Jazz Day Sparks at a Social Distance: Goes Virtual
1 month ago

Jazz Day Sparks at a Social Distance: Goes Virtual

International Jazz Day sparks will be at a social distance this year -- virtually. Jazz celebrations normally abound worldwide to close out the month of April. Physical events are cancelled due to COVID-19, but Jazz Day festivities are going on with Jazz Day at Home virtual events from artists around the world! TECHNOLOGY AMPLIFIES JAZZ [...]
Patriotism’s Finest 4 Covid Heroes Finest
1 month ago

Patriotism’s Finest 4 Covid Heroes Finest

Patriotism's finest for Covid-19's finest frontline heroes soared above the skies of New York City, Trenton, NJ and Philadelphia on Tuesday as part of Operation America Strong Salute. The U.S. Navy's Blue Angeles and the U.S. Air Force's Thunderbirds elite collaborated in a fly over saluting the healthcare workers, first responders and essential employee workers [...]
World IP Day Sparks Innovation from a Social Distance
1 month ago

World IP Day Sparks Innovation from a Social Distance

World IP Day sparks innovation from a social distance in 2020. Every year on April 26th since 2000, the World celebrates the role that intellectual property plays on encouraging innovation and creativity across the globe. Initially created to increase the understanding of intellectual property, the commemorative day now shows how IP contributes to the flourishing [...]
Livestream Benefit Concerts Soar in Pandemic Era
1 month ago

Livestream Benefit Concerts Soar in Pandemic Era

Livestream benefit concerts are soaring in the pandemic era. Saturday brings two benefits to the limelight. All Together Now LA starts at 2PM PT/5PM ET and the Band Together Benefit online Festival for NOLA musicians at 3PM CT/4PM ET. A positive trend is brewing in the virtual benefit music event arena and it's via livestream [...]
Join Digital Events for Earth Week
1 month ago

Join Digital Events for Earth Week

By  •  Advocacy
Join digital events for Earth Week starting April 20th. The annual week's activities and the celebration of Earth Day are now virtual to adjust to the stay home mandates around the world. This year's theme is climate action and will be celebrated all year. This Wednesday April 22nd marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. The [...]
Easter Sunday Fashions Socially Sparked
2 months ago

Easter Sunday Fashions Socially Sparked

Easter Fashions and festivities will be seen virtually in 2020.  Easter is the third holiday that occurs during the corona virus era and joins St. Patrick's Day in the cancellation of renowned parades in New York City and others. To help your virtual celebrations we bring you our past Socially Sparked Easter feature. Happy Easter! [...]
Say Cheese & Celebrate Grilled Cheese Day
2 months ago

Say Cheese & Celebrate Grilled Cheese Day

Say Cheese and celebrate Grilled Cheese Day. Most everybody loves cheese and the designated day comes at a perfect time. In this era of stay home, lockdown and shelter-in-place due to the global pandemic, more people around the world are turning to comfort food. The beloved sandwich has Socially Sparked® our lives in countless ways. It [...]
Thank You Nurse & Midwife Heroes
2 months ago

Thank You Nurse & Midwife Heroes

By  •  Advocacy
Thank you to the nurse and midwife heroes who play a critical role in keeping the world healthy. We celebrate them today for World Health Day on April 7th. This is the International year of the nurse and the midwife We commend all the nurses and other health workers are at the forefront of COVID-19 [...]
Shelter in Place & Poetry for NYC
2 months ago

Shelter in Place & Poetry for NYC

A poem for NYC during lockdown by our Founder, Abbe Sparks & to celebrate Poetry Month with #ShelterinPoetry
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APRIL SHOWERS SPARKS FOR ALCOHOLISM, POETRY, AUTISM, JAZZ +
2 months ago

APRIL SHOWERS SPARKS FOR ALCOHOLISM, POETRY, AUTISM, JAZZ +

April sparks spotlight alcoholism, autism, poetry, jazz and many more social justice, health and arts awareness initiatives, all adjusted to address the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 [...]
No Place Like Home Quote of Week
2 months ago

No Place Like Home Quote of Week

"There's no place like home" is our quote of the week from the words recited by the character Dorothy in the 1939 classic movie "The Wizard of Oz." "There's no place like home, there's no place like home, there's no place like home." -- the character of Dorothy (Judy Garland) from the motion picture 'The [...]
Be Smart Earlier Than Later During COVID-19
2 months ago

Be Smart Earlier Than Later During COVID-19

Wise advice on how to best combat the corona virus pandemic from Governor Andrew Cuomo. Be smart earlier than later is the interpreted Socially Sparked quote of the week.
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