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About bronxtaino

Multicultural lecturer, performance poet and storyteller. Bobby González is a nationally known multicultural motivational speaker. Born and raised in the South Bronx, New York City, he grew up in a bicultural environment. Bobby draws on his Native American (Taino) and Latino (Puerto Rican) roots to offer a unique repertoire of discourses, readings and performances that celebrates his indigenous heritage. Bobby has lectured at many institutions including Yale University, the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and the University of Alabama-Huntsville. As a storyteller he’s had the privilege of performing at Carnegie Hall, the Museum of Television & Radio and the Detroit Institute of Arts. He has given poetry readings at the National Museum of the American Indian, the University of North Dakota and the Nuyorican Poets Café. Bobby González seeks to empower his audiences by encouraging them to embrace their heritage and use this knowledge to create a dynamic future. As an individual proud of his Native American, Latino, African and European ancestry, Bobby is a messenger of hope, pride and love of diversity. Bobby is the event coordinator & master of ceremonies for the annual BRONX NATIVE AMERICAN FESTIVAL at Pelham Bay Park. He is also a member of the Bronx Museum of Art's Community Advisory Council and is on the Board of Directors of the annual Muevete! Youth Conference held in New York City. Bobby is on the roster of teaching artists for Symphony Space Theater.

“Latino Quote Of The Day”™ – Sydney Alicia Rodriguez

“I owe my existence to African American-Latinx solidarity. I’ve spent my whole life navigating those communities and making sure the voices from one are heard and understood from the other.”  –  Sydney Alicia Rodriguez, Puerto Rican & African- American, University of … Continue reading

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Latino Quote Of The Day™ – Sergio Troncoso

 “Rich people don’t have to have a life-and-death relationship with the truth and its questions; they can ignore the truth and still thrive materially.”                      –   Sergio Troncoso, Mexican-American author. Latino Quote Of The Day™ is curated by Bobby Gonzalez. … Continue reading

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Latino Quote Of The Day™ – Reyna Grande

” Once I discovered Latino Literature when I was in college, the books I read helped me to define myself. I was Mexican and American. I could celebrate my Mexican culture while at the same time also feel at ease … Continue reading

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Latino Quote of the Day – Victor Espinoza

“I feel like the luckiest Mexican on Earth.”    –   Victor Espinoza,  Mexican jockey, winner of Triple Crown in 2015 on American Pharoah.  Latino Quote Of The Day™ is curated by Bobby Gonzalez. Bobby González is a nationally known … Continue reading

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Latino Quote of the Day – Rudy Ruiz

“I had family and deep roots on both sides of the border and my deepest instinct was always to search for ways to build bridges between our two cultures, languages and countries.”   –    Rudy Ruiz, Mexican-American author, advocate, … Continue reading

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Latino Quote Of The Day™ – Luis Alberto Urrea

“Illegal Alien, adj./n.      A term by which An invading colonial force    Vilifies Indigenous cultures        By identifying them as  An invading colonial force.” –   Luis Alberto Urrea,  Mexican-American poet, novelist & essayist.   Latino … Continue reading

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Latino Quote Of The Day™ by Dr. Antonia Pantoja

“Somehow I learned that I belonged with my people and that I had a responsibility to contribute to them. I will participate in changing the situations of injustice and inequality that I encounter because they deny people their rights and … Continue reading

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