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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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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 [...]
Hats Off Dr. Seuss – Happy Birthday
1 year 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 [...]
March Sparks Ignite 4 Women, Music Education, Brain Injury +
1 year ago

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

March sparks ignite 4 Women’s History, Music Education, Brain Injury, Nutrition and a host of other important health, education and social causes this month. Here are a few we highlight this month. WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH Women's History Month celebrates women and their accomplishments. Their tagline is “writing women back into history.” This year’s theme: “Nevertheless, [...]
ACADEMY’S OSCAR® WEEK BEGINS CELEBRATING 90 YEARS
1 year ago

ACADEMY’S OSCAR® WEEK BEGINS CELEBRATING 90 YEARS

The Academy's Oscar® Week begins celebrating 90 years of the Academy Awards in grand fashion. From Tuesday, February 27th through Sunday, March 4th, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a series of public programs celebrating this year’s nominees in several categories. The series of Academy-presented public programs celebrating this year’s Oscar [...]
Literal Reality About Eating Disorders for Awareness Week
1 year ago

Literal Reality About Eating Disorders for Awareness Week

The literal reality about eating disorders is that they affect everyone--regardless of age, gender, race, size or socioeconomic status. National Eating Disorders Awareness Week kicks-off today Feb. 26th thru Mar. 4th with the theme Let’s Get Real: Get Screened…Get Real…Get Help…Get Healthy! Start the conversations. National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is brought to you by [...]
Courage by Helen Keller: Socially Sparked Quote of the Week
1 year ago

Courage by Helen Keller: Socially Sparked Quote of the Week

Courage by Helen Keller is the Socially Sparked® Quote of the Week. Helen Keller (1880 – 1968) is known around the world as a symbol of courage in the face of overwhelming odds. She has Socially Sparked our lives as an educator, author and human rights activist who devoted her life to helping others. Keller's [...]