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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, music, 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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Closing Gender Wage Gap by Social Media Storm
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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 +
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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 year ago

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Socially Sparked News wishes everyone a Happy St. Patrick's Day! Be 4 Ever Socially Sparked®.
Adieu Toys ‘R Us: Iconic 80s Store Closing
1 year ago

Adieu Toys ‘R Us: Iconic 80s Store Closing

Adieu Toys R Us: the ‘80s iconic store is closing its toy box to the world forever -- at least for now. The retail chain and its beloved mascot – Geoffrey Giraffe have Socially Sparked® the lives of millions of children of the '80s and '90s. While this news is bittersweet for every child that [...]
Scott Sharrard & Friends Live from NYC’s Irving Plaza
1 year ago

Scott Sharrard & Friends Live from NYC’s Irving Plaza

Scott Sharrard & Friends live from NYC's Irving Plaza brought down the house last night. Dubbed the 'secret show' orchestrated by Grammy-nominee Sharrard, (former musical director/guitarist/vocalist of The Gregg Allman Band) the concert was part tribute to the late Gregg Allman and his final Grammy-nominated album Southern Blood and part celebration of the 47th anniversary [...]
Dreams & Sleep: Quote of the Week by William Shakespeare
1 year ago

Dreams & Sleep: Quote of the Week by William Shakespeare

Dreams & Sleep: the Socially Sparked Quote of the Week is by playwright William Shakespeare from The Tempest. Our lives are Socially Sparked daily by our dreams. According to the National Sleep Foundation™ (NSF) it is very important to get a good sleep health for individuals to best achieve their personal, family, and professional goals. [...]
Saluting International Women’s Day Every Week in March
1 year ago

Saluting International Women’s Day Every Week in March

Saluting International Women's Day every week in March. Today is the official day to celebrate women worldwide and events and stories across all mediums and social platforms are plentiful. Socially Sparked News will once again spotlight remarkable women who make our world a better place. WHY WOMEN ROAR FOR EQUALITY There are many events you [...]
Gun Control Issue Needs More Heroes by Example
1 year ago

Gun Control Issue Needs More Heroes by Example

By  •  Advocacy
Gun Control issue needs more heroes by example. The surviving students of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting massacre are a resilient group who in one short month have Socially Sparked our lives in more ways than one. Their passionate and relentless advocacy for gun control reform has reignited the conversation, taking the nation [...]
Cheese Doodles Socially Sparked Our Lives
1 year 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 2017 feature. Here's a little background on the history of the curly cheese snack. Invented in the 1950s by [...]
Resilience & Heroes: Quote of the Week by Christopher Reeve
1 year ago

Resilience & Heroes: Quote of the Week by Christopher Reeve

Resilience & Heroes is the Socially Sparked Quote of the Week by actor Christopher Reeve (1952–2004). The late actor and advocate is best known for his major motion picture role as Clark Kent in the Superman Movie Trilogy of the late 70s. His words convey his spirit and most current -- that of the next [...]