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SPARKS IGNITE FOR POETRY, JAZZ, THE EARTH AND MORE IN APRIL
4 months ago

SPARKS IGNITE FOR POETRY, JAZZ, THE EARTH AND MORE IN APRIL

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April sparks spotlight poetry, jazz, alcoholism, autism 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 [...]
In 2023 Women Still Must Roar for Equality
11 months ago

In 2023 Women Still Must Roar for Equality

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In 2023 women still must roar for equality. Today, August 26th is the annual Women's Equality Day. I repeat. Today is the annual Women's Equality Day marking how the 19th Amendment Socially Sparked® our lives, especially women. Yet, while it is 2023, women still must roar for their right to choose. Women still must roar [...]
Mandela Day Calls for Action Now to Inspire Change
1 year ago

Mandela Day Calls for Action Now to Inspire Change

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Nelson Mandela Day calls for a global call to action to inspire change. The new era holds much promise for positive change after a stall in action these past few years due to the pandemic. The 13th annual Nelson Mandela International Day will address global warming and sustainability with the United Nations campaign ActNow. MANDELA [...]
It’s 2022 Yet Women Still Must Roar for Equality
2 years ago

It’s 2022 Yet Women Still Must Roar for Equality

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It's 2022 yet women still must roar for equality. Moreover, women still must roar for their right to choose. Women still must roar to make decisions about their own body and if and when they choose to reproduce. A CENTURY LATER, WOMEN MUST ROAR LOUDER for EQUALITY! A LITTLE BIT LOUDER NOW! The hit song [...]
Coming Together for Juneteenth the Federal Holiday
2 years ago

Coming Together for Juneteenth the Federal Holiday

America is coming together to let freedom ring for Juneteenth 2022. Now a federal holiday with an exclamation point, we take a look at the progress made two years after the pandemic began and the 2020 events that triggered action and change from tragedy -- a nation Socially Sparked® ! The Newest Federal Holiday The [...]
SPARKS IGNITE FOR ALCOHOLISM, POETRY, JAZZ AND MORE IN APRIL
2 years ago

SPARKS IGNITE FOR ALCOHOLISM, POETRY, JAZZ AND MORE IN APRIL

By  •  Advocacy
April sparks spotlight alcoholism, autism, poetry, jazz and many more social justice, health and arts awareness initiatives, some still adjusted to address the COVID-19 pandemic. 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. [...]
APRIL SHOWERS SPARKS FOR ALCOHOLISM, POETRY, AUTISM, JAZZ +
3 years ago

APRIL SHOWERS SPARKS FOR ALCOHOLISM, POETRY, AUTISM, JAZZ +

April sparks spotlight alcoholism, autism, poetry, jazz and many more social justice, health and arts awareness initiatives, all adjusted to address the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 [...]
Aretha Franklin on Respect for Human Rights: Quote of the Week
4 years ago

Aretha Franklin on Respect for Human Rights: Quote of the Week

Legendary singer and activist Aretha Franklin was a champion of music, culture, civil rights, human rights, the women's movement and so much more. Her words on respect and human rights are our Quote of the Week in honor of the two year anniversary of her death in 2018. Portrait of Aretha Franklin by Andy Warhol [...]
Mandela Day Sparks Global Call to Action
4 years ago

Mandela Day Sparks Global Call to Action

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Nelson Mandela Day sparks a global call to action to inspire change. The global pandemic and the national lockdown have heightened decades of inequality and created a resurgence in the Black Lives Matter movement. The new era holds much promise for positive change. The 10th annual Nelson Mandela International Day will address this resurgence in [...]
Coming Together to Let Freedom Ring: Juneteenth 2020
4 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
4 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 [...]
Gangstagrass Sparks Nickel and Dime Blues New Single
4 years ago

Gangstagrass Sparks Nickel and Dime Blues New Single

Gangstagrass hip-hop/bluegrass hybrid sensation releases Nickel and Dime Blues new anticipated single on May 15th.
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This Land is Your Land at 80 Still Made for You and Me
4 years ago

This Land is Your Land at 80 Still Made for You and Me

Folk singer songwriter Woody Guthrie’s legendary song ‘This Land Is Your Land’ is still made for you and me as the anthem turns 80 on February 23rd. The folk hero and his timeless song have Socially Sparked® our lives since 1940. There have been many renditions over the decades of Woody’s unofficial classic anthem since [...]
Social Justice Day Focuses on Closing Inequalities Gap
4 years ago

Social Justice Day Focuses on Closing Inequalities Gap

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Today is World Social Justice Day and this year's focus is on closing the inequalities gap. An ever increasing recurring chant -- equality as a whole is a key focus around the globe. In this new decade of social justice, people and organizations around the globe continue to speak up and advocate for equality -- [...]
Pricey Super Bowl Ad Spots that Socially Sparked 4 Change
4 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
4 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 [...]
Celebrating The King in The New Decade
4 years ago

Celebrating The King in The New Decade

Celebrating the King in the new decade to commemorate a hero of social justice takes on an urgency and a renewed energy in 2020. Today the world celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 52 years after his violent assassination at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, TN. REWIND TO MLK50 Courtesy of the [...]
Dawning of a New Decade of Social Justice
5 years ago

Dawning of a New Decade of Social Justice

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The Dawning of a new decade of social justice begins with January. The month stands for social justice around the globe. The new Decade holds exciting  promise for societal issues that prominently took center stage and Socially Sparked® our lives over the last few years. Equality, immigration, human rights, #metoo, black lives matter, climate change, [...]