Ty GrayEL
Internationally renowned storyteller, author and recording artist. Book Ty GrayEL
Ty GrayEL
Spoken Word Poet, Lecturer and Purveyor of African Ancestral Narratives.

Ty GrayEL is available to book for Professional Speaking Engagements. His inspirational poetry and deeply healing messages that resonate with the audiences he engages, and are truly transforming.
As a Certified Stress Management Therapist through the National Association of Drug and Alcohol Interventionist, he conducts stress management, anger management and drug interdiction workshops.

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A Black Woman's Smile


Autographed artist rendition of the epic poem, A Black Woman’s Smile

11 x 17 in


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“I consider Ty Gray-EL as the number one spoken word artist on the planet.”

Mike Vick

“I have worked with champions throughout my career and I consider Ty Gray-EL to be the undisputed Heavy Weight Champion of the Spoken Word.”

Rock Newman

“It’s hard to experience Ty’s work without feeling every emotion imaginable. His work is simply extraordinary.”

Dr. Boyce Watkins

Your Black World

“Ty Gray-EL is our modern day Paul Lawrence Dunbar and Langston Hughes all rolled into one.”

Rev. Dr. Lee P. Washington

Pastor Reid Temple A.M.E.

“I love him. His work is extraordinary and exceptional.”

Dr. Nikki Giovanni

NAACP Image Award Winner

“Our ancestors have found a vessel through which to speak. His name is Ty Gray-EL”

Clayton LeBoeuf


“Ty Gray-EL’s spoken word poetry and his ability to channel our ancestors qualifies him as the quintessential African American griot and the Poet Laureate of the African Diaspora.”

Dr. Kristal Owens-Gayle

Founder Empowerment Center DC

“Ty Gray-EL has written the black woman’s anthem for the twenty-first century and has singularly raised the self esteem of every black woman on the planet.”

Dr. E. Faye Williams

President National Congress of Black Women

“The Ancestors must consider Ty Gray-EL as their Griot. His storytelling and poetry is captivating yet educational at a level that enriches the soul. His talent is more than just a learned skill, it is ingrained in his being and comes as natural as his breathing. I’m sure my grandmother would be proud.”

Dr. Evelyn Bethune

CEO Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Preservation Institute

One Man


Imagine how some random acts of kindness could change the African American community and ultimately, the world-at-large. The power of ONE MAN can turn this whole thing around.

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