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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!

Courage by Helen Keller: Socially Sparked Quote of the Week
5 years 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 [...]
In Memoriam: Billy Graham Dies at 99 (1918 – 2018)
5 years ago

In Memoriam: Billy Graham Dies at 99 (1918 – 2018)

In Memoriam: Evangelist Billy Graham dies at 99 (1918 - 2018). William Franklin Graham,Jr., known as Reverend Billy Graham was the most renowned influential preacher of the 20th Century. He Socially Sparked® our lives in countless ways -- politically, spiritually, culturally and more. "My home is in heaven. I'm just traveling through this world." -- [...]
It’s a Dog’s World for Chinese Lunar New Year
5 years ago

It’s a Dog’s World for Chinese Lunar New Year

It's a dog's world for the Chinese Lunar New Year 2018. Officially the Year of the Dog -- which follows the Chinese calendar. Public celebrations begin today, February 16th around the globe and run generally for seven days. PERSONALITY & CHARACTERISTICS - YEAR OF THE DOG It is said that dogs are man's best friend. [...]
All Hearts Matter – Happy Valentine’s Day
5 years ago

All Hearts Matter – Happy Valentine’s Day

All hearts matter - Happy Valentine's Day to all our valued readers. You have Socially Sparked our lives.
Andy Warhol: Socially Sparked Quote of the Week
5 years ago

Andy Warhol: Socially Sparked Quote of the Week

The Socially Sparked Quote of the Week is by American pop artist icon Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987). Warhol had his pulse and his eye on pop culture and became a leader in the visionary arts movement. Andy Warhol by Erik Cleves Kristensen “The idea is not to live forever, but to create something that [...]
February Sparks Colorful Love in Awareness Observances
5 years ago

February Sparks Colorful Love in Awareness Observances

February sparks colorful love in awareness observances for many fabulous health and social justice causes. It's the month of love; the awareness month for Black History, Heart Disease, Stroke, Teenage Dating Violence and more -- guaranteed to get you Socially Sparked®. Awareness Weeks in February spotlight Burn Awareness (2/4-10); Random Acts of Kindness (2/11-17) and [...]
Will Cosmic Lunar Trifecta Shine Bright?
5 years ago

Will Cosmic Lunar Trifecta Shine Bright?

Will the cosmic Lunar Trifecta shine bright in your part of the world? Early Wednesday morning, we will have a Lunar Trifecta -- a supermoon, a blue moon, and a blood moon -- which hasn’t been seen anywhere on Earth since December 1982, and in the Americas in over 150 years! RARE SUPER BLUE BLOOD [...]
Razzies Reveal 2018 Nominees: Hollywood’s Worst List
5 years ago

Razzies Reveal 2018 Nominees: Hollywood’s Worst List

The Razzies® reveal 2018 nominees for Hollywood’s worst of the worst offerings. The announcement comes one day before nominees for Hollywood’s best of the best are revealed. Transformers: The Last Knight leads the leader board with nine total nominations, including worst picture and worst actor for Mark Wahlberg. The 38th annual Razzies (a/k/a The Golden [...]
Women’s Movement Re-Energizes with New 2018 Focus
5 years ago

Women’s Movement Re-Energizes with New 2018 Focus

The Women's Movement re-energizes with new 2018 focus - The Polls. More specifically, mobilizing people to register and vote aiming at the mid-term elections and beyond. It's evident that yesterday's Women's Marches around the country are not a one-hit wonder, but rather a full-blown movement --one that will Socially Spark our lives for years to [...]
Chef of the Century Paul Bocuse Dies at 91
5 years ago

Chef of the Century Paul Bocuse Dies at 91

The chef of the century Paul Bocuse -- as French paper Le Monde refers to him -- is dead at 91. The President of France, Emmanuel Macron announced Chef Bocuse’s death last night citing that he passed away in his sleep. Chef Bocuse socially sparked® Lyon, his country and the world. Credited for spearheading the [...]
Popcorn Trivia – It’s National Popcorn Day!
5 years ago

Popcorn Trivia – It’s National Popcorn Day!

Popcorn trivia in honor of National Popcorn Day! Popcorn has Socially Sparked® our lives for centuries. Over the years, it has become a favorite snack for people of all ages and a pop culture subject for pop artists like Andy Warhol. Here's the top eight corny facts about the snack favorite. POPCORN TRIVIA: 8 CORNY [...]
We Interrupt Our Digital News Site Temporarily…
5 years ago

We Interrupt Our Digital News Site Temporarily…

We interrupt our digital news site temporarily as we are moving for the New Year! Please accept our apologies for the lack of Real News while we make the transition to bigger and better quarters. Socially Sparked News should be back up to speed by end of next week -- assuming the forecasted NYC snowstorm [...]
NYC Second Avenue Subway Turns 1
5 years ago

NYC Second Avenue Subway Turns 1

NYC's Second Avenue Subway turns 1 and there's a lot to celebrate. It's been nearly 100 years since the subway expansion began. The $4.45 billion project has Socially Sparked® riders, New Yorkers and visitors lives. The first phase of the expansion provides service to the Upper East Side of Manhattan from 96th St. to 63rd [...]
Times Square NYE Crystal Ball Gets Ready to Sparkle
5 years ago

Times Square NYE Crystal Ball Gets Ready to Sparkle

The Times Square NYE Crystal Ball gets ready to sparkle atop One Times Square. Each year on the 27th of December, the iconic Times Square New Years Eve Crystal Ball receives a touch up with the addition of 288 new themed Waterford crystals. The iconic Ball weighs 11,875 pounds and is covered with a total [...]
FCC Shoots Down Net Neutrality Regulations
5 years ago

FCC Shoots Down Net Neutrality Regulations

The FCC shoots down net neutrality regulations today in a 3-2 vote. The vote comes despite the millions of letters, appeals and more from internet providers, users and businesses. But, 'it ain't over 'til the fat lady sings.' The internet - one of the most remarkable, technological and innovative developments of our time – will [...]
Will Net Neutrality Become a Distant Memory?
5 years ago

Will Net Neutrality Become a Distant Memory?

Will net neutrality become a distant memory? Today is decision day for the FCC on whether they will repeal the net neutrality 2015 Open Internet Order and make free internet a thing of the past. What will this mean? Here’s a recap as previously reported by Socially Sparked News and digital technology veteran expert Marc [...]
Women Named Socially Sparked® Changemakers of 2017
5 years ago

Women Named Socially Sparked® Changemakers of 2017

Women Named the Socially Sparked® Changemakers of 2017! Hands down, 2017 is the year of the Woman. Collectively, the gender has made boisterous and huge strides in changing the cultural and social conversation. From January’s Women’s March to November’s Me Too Movement, we highlight the top changemaker events of 2017 that Socially Sparked® our lives. [...]
Celebratory Festivities Roll Out for Grammys® 60th
5 years ago

Celebratory Festivities Roll Out for Grammys® 60th

Celebratory festivities roll out in droves now for Grammys® 60th Anniversary. Fans and music lovers can expect the flurry of activity to ramp up loudly leading up to music's momentous and historic night on January 28th, 2018. SETTING THE STAGE Between now and January 28th, 2018, fans and music lovers can expect a flurry of [...]
Grammys® 60th Celebrations in Full Swing
5 years ago

Grammys® 60th Celebrations in Full Swing

The Grammys® 60th Anniversary celebrations are in full swing. Between now and January 29th when the 60th Annual Grammy Awards presentation and live telecast will be held at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden, fans and music lovers can expect a flurry of salutes, parties, retrospectives, news stories and activities leading up to the [...]