Rashad Richey

Highly sought after political strategist both domestically & abroad, mentor and motivational speaker, Rashad Richey provides intriguing commentary, in-your-face debate and interviews about real issues relating to politics, social policies and life. Listeners are guaranteed to be informed with direct talk and a progressive platform. As the former Political Director and Senior Political Strategist for the Democratic Party in Georgia, an ex-gang banger and being no stranger to overcoming obstacles, Rashad brings a unique real-world perspective rarely heard on talk radio.

Rashad emerged from the streets of Atlanta to become a true force in the field of politics, social advocacy and government policy; electing people at virtually every level of government. With an uncompromising passion to help others and an unwavering desire to mentor our nations’ youth, Rashad has truly transformed his mess into his message and encourages others to do the same. As he always says, “No one is perfect, but anytime you help someone become a better “them” it always “you” become a better “you”.

In addition to politics and public policy, Rashad is a business owner, community advocate and serves the U.S. State Department through the GA Council of International Visitors as a Citizen Diplomat and as a member of the American Council of Young Political Leaders, whose international goals include human rights initiatives and the educational enhancement of international government relations. Rashad is also the Chief Lobbyist for the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office and a Democratic Strategist.

Rashad is currently enrolled at Cornell University through their eCornell program where he is completing studies in Executive Leadership and completing Phd studies at Scofield Graduate School. He also continues to serve on the board of directors for multiple organizations throughout Georgia and has developed many community groups by applying the skills of a strategic planner, organizer, fundraiser and activist.

Through the years, Rashad has dedicated his life to ensuring that everyone has a political voice, regardless of class, race, age, gender, religion or sexual orientation. He also advocates for others who may not have always made the best decisions, but strive to be better people each day. Through political activism, mentoring, community involvement and the power of talk radio, Rashad has seen lives change for the better, including his own.

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Ben Hill Dry Cleaners In Hot Water After Owner’s Racist Rant

Rashad Richey speaks with Andy Foster, a Ben Hill resident, who was met with a barrage of racist remarks from the owner of Ben Hill Customs.


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Rashad Richey’s Call of the Week

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Racial Comments Lead to Dekalb Co. Principal’s Suspension

Rashad Richey discusses the racial comments made by Lakeside High School Principal Jason Clyne.


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Usage of the N Word, Who Gets a Pass?

Rashad Richey discusses the N word and if it truly inappropriate or if the word is acceptable depending on who’s using it and the context they use it in.


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Creflo Dollar Highway Up For Vote

Rashad Richey discusses the proposal to rename a five mile stretch of Old National Highway after Creflo Dollar.


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Rashad Richey: Donald Trump Has Fooled You All

There’s an actual Old English word called “trumpery”, which means attractive but of little value or use, showy but worthless. Ironically this term perfectly describes the campaign and propaganda machine around Donald J. Trump(ery). Rashad Richey has something to say about it.


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D.A. Robert James Discusses Indictment of Officer in Anthony Hill Shooting Death

Dekalb D.A. Robert James discusses the indictment of officer charged in the shooting death of unarmed Anthony Hill.


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Rashad Richey Asks: Jada Pinkett Smith Said What?

As you have heard by now, the wife of Hollywood superstar Will Smith, Mrs Jada Pinkett Smith wants African-Americans to boycott the upcoming Oscars. What is the real motive behind the protest?


LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 22:  (EDITORS NOTE: NO ONLINE, NO INTERNET, EMBARGOED FROM INTERNET AND TELEVISION USAGE UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF THE LIVE OSCARS TELECAST)  Actor Will Smith presents during the 81st Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on February 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The Twists and Turns of the Oscars and Diversity

Rashad Richey discusses the newly released comments from Will Smith and Stacey Dash in regards to the Oscars Awards boycott.


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Lack of Black Nominees Sparks Oscars Boycott Debate

Rashad Richey discusses Jada Pinkett-Smith’s call to boycott the Oscars Awards Ceremony for a lack of black actors being nominated for a second year.



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