Women’s Space Radio Show with our guest Tina Rogers on Black History and culture in education recorded on 2/18/19, has been uploaded to the web archives.  The show was recorded, broadcast and streamed over Radio KBBF 89.1 FM in the North Bay on Monday 2/18/19 at 11 AM (repeats at 11 PM) and repeat broadcast and streamed over Radio KPCA 103.3 FM in Petaluma on Wednesday 2/20/19 at 11 AM.

The Recording of the show is archived at   http://www.womensspaces.com/ArchiveWSKBBF/WSA190218.html

Black History & Culture in Education

Featuring Guest

1.Tina Rogers,  Educator, Performer and Researcher


Announcements (Click for links below)


We began the show with the reading of two Poems:

 Bridges Falling 

                         by Elaine B. Holtz

Bridges falling,
And he is calling for a senseless wall.
Walls to keep people out,
Walls to divide and separate,
Walls that create the other, he’s a bad guy he’s a good guy.
I sigh when I think of it.
So sad.
So senseless.
Such a waste of our taxpayer dollars!
For me it’s so simple:
Justice is a just world for all;
Peace is a peaceful world for all.
The Buddha tells us life is suffering, and we do suffer.
We fall ill.
We lose a loved one.
We fail.
We die.
“Why do we add war to the list?” I cry.

Everybody’s looking for it.
Is it internal trust?
Is it the American dream,whatever that is?
Is it being Beyonce or Bill Gates?
Is it being president of the world?
Is it being able to control the world?
I don’t know anymore.
Children with no place to sleep;
Children running from bombs;
Children crying for food or clean water.

All this going on and all he can do is call for a wall, call for a wall.


I, too, sing America
by Langston Hughes (1902 – 1967)

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

I’ll be at the table
When company comes.
Nobody’ll dare
Say to me,
“Eat in the kitchen,”

They’ll see how beautiful I am
And be ashamed —

I, too, am America.


Two Black Women in American History

Mary Jane Patterson (1840-1894) is considered to be the first African American woman to receive a B.A. degree when she graduated from Oberlin College in 1862.  Read more.

Mary Violet Leontyne Price was born to James and Kate Price on February 10, 1927, in Laurel, Mississippi, and became one of the world’s leading opera sopranos and among the first African Americans to gain prominence in major performance halls in that musical genre. Both of her parents were amateur musicians and instilled in their daughter a love of music from an early age. Read more.


 Our Featured Guest

1. Tina Rogers talks about how she has gained “the big picture” and share that with her young students in her class and audience of all ages in her performances on the history of music intertwined with Black History and the history of humans of all hues.

About our Guest:  Tina Rogers, a native of Sonoma County, has devoted her life in trying to understand this beautiful planet, the humans and the other species that share our world. Her thorough research, education, and communication with other cultures allows her to see what she calls the “big picture.” While attending UC Davis, she turned her passion for the arts, fitness and wellness into a popular example of master teaching not only to children but people of all ages. She is a role model who truly enjoys using arts education and fitness, as tools to “crack-the-code” in child development that lasts a lifetime. I have seen her presentation of Black History through the spoken word and dance and found the experience to be both educational and inspiring. Tina Rogers recently performed at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration in Santa Rosa and is scheduled to perform at the Juneteenth Celebration in Santa Rosa in June.



February 7  through March 23, 2019, Exhibit: The Great Black Migration 1910 to 1970.  Petaluma Historical Library and Museum, 20 Fourth St, Petaluma. FREE Open to the public.

For further Black History Month Activities in February of the Petaluma Blacks for Community Developmentt (most are free and open to the public) download the pdf of the brouchure (Click Here for pdf) or check out https://www.facebook.com/pb4cd/


February 23, 2019 Saturday 5:00 PM Chinese New Year of the Boar Celebration, hosted by the Redwood Empire Chinese Association,  at the Veterans Memorial Hall, Santa Rosa http://recacenter.org/

Chinese New Year Celebration 2019—-

February 23, 2019 Saturday 5:30 PM, 41st Annual Black History Program, Theme of the Black Migration 1910-1970 with special tribute to Arethra Franklin, the Queen of Soul. Auditorium of New Life Christian Fellowship, 1310 Clegg St., Petaluma.  Free and Open to the Public


February 23, 2019 Saturday 7:30 to 9:30 PM, The Spirit of Us: A Musical Journey from Africa to Hip Hop, directed by Dr. Jacqueline Lawrencem of Legacy Showcases, Museum of Sonoma County, 505 B Street, Santa Rosa, CA, https://museumsc.org/events/?eid=4951

The Spirit of us—-

Febrruary 24, 2019,Sunday 4 PM, Annual Gospel Hour, Petaluma Christian Church, 1160 Schuman Lane, with participation of local churches. Free and Open to the Public


March 3, 2019 Sunday 2f PM, Lecture by Dr. Martha C. Taylor, author of From Labor to Reward. No other author has chronicled the rich religious experiences of black church beginnings in the Bay Area from 1849 through 1972. Dr. Taylor captures the joys, frustrations, and unity of black people who left the segregated Deep South, came to the Bay Area seeking freedom only to face similar adversities of segregation, racism and other social-political barriers. Free and Open to the Public


March 30-31, 2019, Founding Convention of the California Progressive Alliance (CPA)  https://californiaprogressivealliance.org/2019-founding-convention/


Music Selections:

The Opening and Closing Theme song is with permission of the Composer and Singer

Alix Dobkin: The Woman in Your Life is You by Alix Dobkin from the album Living with Lavender Jane (Women’s Wax Works) – www.alixdobkin.com

Get Together sung by Ann Wilson (featuring. Nancy Wilson, Wynonna Judd, Wynonna & Deana Carter) from the album Hope and Glory (Rounder Records)

I Wish I Knew What It Was Like to be Free  by Nina Simone from the album Freedom Songs from the heart of America  (Sony Music Entertainment, Inc. 2001)


For music purchasing opportunity:

Link to Spinitron.com Playlist of the Women’s Spaces Show