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Pop Culture that’s Socially Sparked®  All things pop culture – the people, places, events and causes that Socially Sparked our lives at the intersection of culture and social change. The crossroads of advocacy / activism, music, entertainment and technology. Pop Culture Socially Sparked!

CBD Day Gains Momentum with 3rd Year Anniversary
2 days ago

CBD Day Gains Momentum with 3rd Year Anniversary

National CBD Day gains momentum as it celebrates its 3rd year anniversary on Saturday, August 8th. The annual Day was founded by cbdMD in 2018 to educate consumers on the overarching uses of cannabidiol. There are lots of ways to honor  the Day, from recipe offerings and product sales to social media and word of [...]
Emmy® Awards Nominations Goes Virtual, Will the Show?
2 weeks ago

Emmy® Awards Nominations Goes Virtual, Will the Show?

The 72nd Annual Emmy Awards nominations announcement goes virtual, will the show? Highlights of nominees.
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Hot Diggity Dog: Best Five Occasions to Eat a Hot Dog
3 weeks ago

Hot Diggity Dog: Best Five Occasions to Eat a Hot Dog

In honor of National Hot Dog Day, here are the best five occasions to eat the summertime favorite food during a pandemic at a social distance, even in stay-at–home and quarantine mode.
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July Sparks Celebrations for Independence Days, Human Rights, Reggae +
1 month ago

July Sparks Celebrations for Independence Days, Human Rights, Reggae +

July Sparks celebrations for Independence Days in countries of Canada, United States of America and France; Reggae Day in Jamaica and Nelson Mandela Day worldwide. It’s usually the month of Fireworks, Parades, Music, Festivals and Picnics. Many of these events are going virtual due to the global pandemic. Still plenty to be happy about and [...]
Sunglass Sparks: 5 Historic Facts
1 month ago

Sunglass Sparks: 5 Historic Facts

Sunglasses Spark Our Lives Sunglasses come in all different shapes, sizes and prices Sunglasses spark our lives and save our eyesight from ultra violet rays in so many ways. In honor of National Sunglasses Day, here are the top 5 facts on the history of the shades. Whether you wear the lenses to be cool, [...]
Coming Together to Let Freedom Ring: Juneteenth 2020
2 months ago

Coming Together to Let Freedom Ring: Juneteenth 2020

America is coming together to let freedom ring for JUNETEENTH 2020 with an exclamation point! The Coronavirus has forced all celebratory events to pivot virtually. However, as the nation begins to reopen state by state and region by region – you can count on outdoor marches, protests and a few festivities. Corporate America is rising [...]
Top 10 List of Reasons to Smile – National Smile Month
2 months ago

Top 10 List of Reasons to Smile – National Smile Month

June sparks smiles for a myriad of reasons and National Smile Month is on the top of the list. Here is our Socially Sparked® Top 10 List of reasons to smile. We can all use something to smile about these days as the world slowly reopens from the coronavirus pandemic and emotions are at an [...]
Rebirth of the Civil Rights Movement in 2020
2 months ago

Rebirth of the Civil Rights Movement in 2020

The rebirth of the civil rights movement has found its unified spark in the wake of the tragic and brutal killing of George Floyd. The country and the world are rising up as one voice in an unprecedented manner in these unprecedented times. New York City Protest. Photo credit: Jacquelyn Sparks In the week since George [...]
Saluting The Heroes Who Socially Sparked Our Lives
3 months 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 [...]
SOCIALLY SPARKED and HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY
3 months 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 [...]
Easter Sunday Fashions Socially Sparked
4 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
4 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 [...]
HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY
5 months 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 [...]
Cheese Doodles Socially Sparked Our Lives
5 months 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 [...]
Hats Off Dr. Seuss – Happy Birthday
5 months 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 +
5 months 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
6 months 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 [...]
Pizza Slices of Diversity Socially Sparked: National Pizza Day
6 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 [...]
Celebrate Bubble Gum Day: Five Trivia Facts
6 months ago

Celebrate Bubble Gum Day: Five Trivia Facts

Celebrate National Bubble Gum Day with five trivia facts that Socially Sparked® our lives. Every first Friday in February you can find children and adults alike chewing gum and blowing large bubbles for a great cause – fundraising for schools. Bubble Gum Day encourages philanthropy in children and allows the schools to support a charity [...]
Pricey Super Bowl Ad Spots that Socially Sparked 4 Change
6 months ago

Pricey Super Bowl Ad Spots that Socially Sparked 4 Change

This year’s pricey Super Bowl Ad spots did not deter some brands to advertise their social responsibility messages for social change. The ad spots came at the high price of $5.6 million dollars, and that’s just for a thirty second spot! Yet, social justice messages flooded the Big Game’s Ads in 2020 reflective of the [...]