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Ty Gray-EL

Minister of Poetry

Ty Gray-EL.  The ‘Minister of Poetry' is an author, activist, internationally renowned spoken-word artist and the founder of Breath of My Ancestors, LLC; a cultural enrichment company.


He is also a certified stress management therapist through the National Association of Drug & Alcohol Interventionist, as well as a certified seminar leader and keynote speaker. He serves as the Chief Communications Officer for the Empowerment Center-DC and the Executive Director of the Hands On the Future youth development program. He is the author of Breath of My Ancestors (Reflections From The Conscience of An African in America), the critically acclaimed 'A Black Woman's Smile' and the author of the award winning cultural enrichment series, 'Ancestors Remembered-Diamonds From Coal'.


The power of the spoken word is evident each time this inspirational story-teller opens his mouth. He captures your imagination by weaving poetry, historical events and present-day facts into a bright celestial cloth that lifts the air, enlivens your spirit and stirs your soul. Ty's narratives and poetry has touched the lives of more than two million people around the world. He has been featured in the highly acclaimed stage plays, 'The Process-Journey to the Dark Side of Addiction, A Black Woman's Smile (Why Some Do/ Why Some Don't) Flavors and Urban Therapy '. He has also appeared on the Michael Baisden Show, the Russ Parr Morning Show, BET News, the Pacifica Radio Network and Sirius/XM Radio as well as featured in the Washington Post and Washington Informer newspapers.


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