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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
No Place Like Home Quote of Week
2 days 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
1 week 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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In Memoriam: Legendary Singer Kenny Rogers Dead at 81
1 week ago

In Memoriam: Legendary Singer Kenny Rogers Dead at 81

Legendary singer Kenny Rogers is dead at 81 of natural causes. RIP.
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Spring Blooms at a Social Distance
2 weeks ago

Spring Blooms at a Social Distance

By  •  Advocacy
Spring blooms may be admired at a social distance today but they are signs of hope. Flowers are popping up all over as we enter the first official day of the season. Outdoor walks are essential during this time of social distancing, stay-at-home and self-quarantine mandates due to the corona virus pandemic. Signs of Spring [...]
HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY
2 weeks ago

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Happy St. Patrick's Day. Celebrating at a social distance is the order of the day this year due to the global pandemic that is disrupting our lives. Parades around the world may be cancelled and bars and restaurants are closing by the day. So how do we celebrate the March holiday in 2020 and remain [...]
Lead by Your Dreams: Socially Sparked Quote of the Week
2 weeks ago

Lead by Your Dreams: Socially Sparked Quote of the Week

Lead by your dreams is the Socially Sparked Quote of the Week. While the world faces a global pandemic of the corona virus and more countries lock down, we take pause to  remind everyone of one thing this global apocalypse can not disrupt -- Our Dreams and Hopes. Cancel everything is one approach that the [...]
Saluting International Women’s Day Every Week in March
3 weeks ago

Saluting International Women’s Day Every Week in March

By  •  Advocacy
The world is saluting International Women's Day (IWD) every day of the week in March. Today is the official global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. The 2020 campaign theme is Each for Equal. WHY WOMEN ROAR [...]
Cheese Doodles Socially Sparked Our Lives
4 weeks ago

Cheese Doodles Socially Sparked Our Lives

Cheese Doodles Socially Sparked® our lives in so many ways and continue to do so. An iconic snack food of pop culture deserves the spotlight, so on behalf of National Cheese Doodle Day, we've tweaked our past feature. Here's a little background on the history of the curly cheese snack. Invented in the 1950s by [...]
World Wildlife Day Sparks Global Celebrations
4 weeks ago

World Wildlife Day Sparks Global Celebrations

By  •  Advocacy
World Wildlife Day takes place annually on March 3rd and sparks global celebrations and UN events stressing the 2020 theme of “Sustaining all life on Earth." Wild animal and plant species are an important and essential component of biodiversity and their importance to people, especially those who live closest to nature and depend on them [...]
Hats Off Dr. Seuss – Happy Birthday
4 weeks ago

Hats Off Dr. Seuss – Happy Birthday

Hats off to Dr. Seuss in honor of his Birthday. This cat in the hat Socially Sparked® our lives in countless ways -- as American author, political cartoonist, poet, animator, book publisher and artist -- to name a few. Dr. Seuss Day is celebrated each year close to his birthday on March 2nd during Reading [...]
Rocker Chants Billy Never Idles in NYC Environmental Campaign
1 month ago

Rocker Chants Billy Never Idles in NYC Environmental Campaign

“Billy never idles, Billy never idles” chants legendary Rocker Billy Idol, who lends his name to NYC in a new campaign to prevent air pollution. NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio and Idol announced the “The War on Idling” campaign at a rally in front of City Hall this week. The environmental initiative will run throughout the [...]
March Sparks Ignite 4 Women, Music Education, Brain Injury +
1 month ago

March Sparks Ignite 4 Women, Music Education, Brain Injury +

March sparks ignite for Women’s History, Music Education, Brain Injury, Nutrition and a host of other important health, education and social causes this month. WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH Women's History Month celebrates women and their accomplishments. Their tagline is “our history is our strength.” This year’s theme: “Valiant Women of the Vote.” The theme honors "the brave [...]
L’aissez Les Bons Temps Rouler: Quote of the Week
1 month ago

L’aissez Les Bons Temps Rouler: Quote of the Week

L'aissez les bon temps roulez is the Socially Sparked® quote of the week. Mardi Gras 2020 is in high gear through this coming Tuesday, February 25th. Known as Fat Tuesday -- this fitting expression truly captures the essence of one that is Socially Sparked! Through my travels to New Orleans over the last few weeks, I [...]
This Land is Your Land at 80 Still Made for You and Me
1 month ago

This Land is Your Land at 80 Still Made for You and Me

Folk singer songwriter Woody Guthrie’s legendary song ‘This Land Is Your Land’ is still made for you and me as the anthem turns 80 on February 23rd. The folk hero and his timeless song have Socially Sparked® our lives since 1940. There have been many renditions over the decades of Woody’s unofficial classic anthem since [...]
Social Justice Day Focuses on Closing Inequalities Gap
1 month ago

Social Justice Day Focuses on Closing Inequalities Gap

By  •  Advocacy
Today is World Social Justice Day and this year's focus is on closing the inequalities gap. An ever increasing recurring chant -- equality as a whole is a key focus around the globe. In this new decade of social justice, people and organizations around the globe continue to speak up and advocate for equality -- [...]
America Honors Presidents Past and Present: Presidents Day
1 month ago

America Honors Presidents Past and Present: Presidents Day

By  •  Advocacy
America honors its Presidents past and present today on the annual federal holiday of Presidents Day. Each of the US Presidents has Socially Sparked® Americans' lives in various ways. We highlight the four Presidents slain by gun violence as a reminder there's still much work to be done to safeguard all Americans, young and old. [...]
Try a Little Kindness: Random Acts of Kindness Week
1 month ago

Try a Little Kindness: Random Acts of Kindness Week

By  •  Advocacy
Try a little kindness: it's Random Acts of Kindness Week (RAK WEEK). Everyone can always use a bit of uplifting, especially with so much ugliness in our world. We can't think of a better way to be Socially Sparked® than to cease the DAY! Did you know that being kind or nice to another is [...]
GUN VIOLENCE TRAGEDY SPARKS MUSIC WITH A MESSAGE
1 month ago

GUN VIOLENCE TRAGEDY SPARKS MUSIC WITH A MESSAGE

It took just six minutes two years ago for 17 students and staff to be murdered at the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The impact of this senseless gun violence tragedy reverberated across the Nation and sparked a movement to end gun violence. The country and the world will never forget what [...]
Twofers Returns for NYC Off-Broadway Week 2020
2 months ago

Twofers Returns for NYC Off-Broadway Week 2020

Twofers return as NYC Off-Broadway Week 2020 begins. From February 10th thru February 23rd, theatre lovers -- New Yorkers and visitors alike -- can seize the opportunity to take in an Off-Broadway show for a steal -- two for one tickets. The twice-yearly program celebrates live theatre at its most spontaneous and intimate. The 11th [...]
Pizza Slices of Diversity Socially Sparked: National Pizza Day
2 months ago

Pizza Slices of Diversity Socially Sparked: National Pizza Day

Pizza Slices of Diversity Socially Sparked® our lives in countless ways. Today, pizza comes in all shapes, sizes, styles and flavors, making it one of the most versatile food favorites of every age group – from toddler through senior. In honor of National Pizza Day, here’s a bit of trivia on the diversity of the [...]