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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!

Slice Through The Cheese – National Cheese Pizza Day
2 years ago

Slice Through The Cheese – National Cheese Pizza Day

Slice through the cheese and pie up with your favorite style of pizza in honor of National Cheese Pizza Day. Each year on September 5th we celebrate the original Pizza Pie topping with its oozing melted cheese to kick-off the Fall season. Cheese Pizza has Socially Sparked® our lives for over a century in the [...]
Happy National Radio Day!
2 years ago

Happy National Radio Day!

Today is National Radio Day -- a time to recognize American Radio and all the people involved in the industry. We salute the inventors, all stations, broadcasters, producers, reporters and deejays. Radio has Socially Sparked® our lives for over 100 years. Invented in the 1890s, it is still a vital communication medium. The radio not [...]
Can a Smile Soothe a Nation’s Angst?
2 years ago

Can a Smile Soothe a Nation’s Angst?

Can a smile soothe the nation's angst on social issues? Our Quote of the Week is from the late actress and comedienne Phyllis Diller ((July 17, 1917 – August 20, 2012). The escalating gun violence, looting and bent-up anger around the country desperately needs an outlet.  Laughter and a smile is a good place to [...]
CBD Day Gains Momentum with 3rd Year Anniversary
2 years 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 [...]
Birthday Shout Out to 2 Music Legends in 90-Something Prime
2 years ago

Birthday Shout Out to 2 Music Legends in 90-Something Prime

This week calls for birthday shout outs to two music legends in their 90-something prime still singing and strumming for us. Legendary crooner Tony Bennett turns 94, and the first lady of children's music Ella Jenkins wil be 96. Both artists still share their beautiful music, and both, still deserve our accolades. ELLA JENKINS Ninety-six-year-old [...]
Emmy® Awards Nominations Goes Virtual, Will the Show?
2 years 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
2 years 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 +
2 years 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
2 years 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 years 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 [...]
Rebirth of the Civil Rights Movement in 2020
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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 [...]
HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY
2 years 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
2 years 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 [...]
March Sparks Ignite 4 Women, Music Education, Brain Injury +
2 years 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
2 years 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 [...]
Celebrate Bubble Gum Day: Five Trivia Facts
2 years 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
2 years 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 [...]
The Ultimate Music Love-In Full of Roots
3 years ago

The Ultimate Music Love-In Full of Roots

The ultimate music love-in fest is full of roots and called Folk Alliance International. This year in New Orleans, the music conference opened with a clear theme defining what Folk Music is all about and why it’s Socially Sparked® our lives. It’s all about the roots of people and place as the 32nd annual Folk [...]