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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Is There a War on Police?

A Houston, TX Deputy, Darren Goforth, was gunned down while fueling his police cruiser by an African-American man, Shannon Miles, sparking shock and outrage throughout the country. It also sparked a debate to if there […]

WAOK-AM–08/31/2015

MONETA, VA - AUGUST 26: Police work the crime scene at Bridgewater Plaza on Smith Mountain Lake on August 26, 2015 in Moneta, Virginia. Two employees of WDBJ TV were killed this morning during a live broadcast. The victims have been identified as reporter Alison Parker and camerman Adam Ward. Parker, 24 and Ward, 27, worked for WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia. The suspect, Vester Lee Flanigan, also known as Bryce Williams, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)

Workplace Racism and Violence

Former Virginia News Anchor Bryce Williams, whose real name is Vester L. Flanagan, shot and killed two of his former coworkers while they were conducting a live on-air interview. Shockingly the gunman recorded the shooting […]

WAOK-AM–08/27/2015

Confederate Flag Supporters

Effingham County High and its Rebel Flag

Effingham County High School is the newest to join the confederate flag debate. The school sports the rebel flag along with a soldier as its logo and mascot, and the confederate tune Old Dixie is […]

WAOK-AM–08/26/2015

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I Am a Survivor of Police Brutality

Police brutality has been widely reported through the use of cellular phones and social media. However, the narrative has largely been one sided due to the unfortunate fact that many of the victims in the […]

WAOK-AM–08/25/2015

Georgia and Willie Ferrell exit the Mecklenburg County Courthouse on Friday, August 21, 2015 after four days of deliberations in Charlotte, N.C. A mistrial was declared when the jury was unable to resolve a deadlock in the case of Randall "Wes" Kerrick, a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer accused of killing an unarmed man, Jonathan Ferrell, in a struggle two years ago. (Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS via Getty Images)

Rashad Richey Keeps Police Major Honest

In what seems to be yet another case of a officer cleared of shooting an unarmed black man, former Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Randall Kerrick was able to return home to his family after a hung […]

WAOK-AM–08/25/2015

Black Lives Matter Protest in Saint Louis

How Effective is the Black Lives Matter Movement?

Numerous chapters of the Black Lives Matter Movement have been in the national spotlight due to their interrupting of political events across the country to spread their message. While it has earned them national recognition, […]

WAOK-AM–08/25/2015

Vets

The Real G.I. Janes

Do you think females should be allowed to serve in the special forces? Rashad Richey asked the question after Georgia natives Captain Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver, became the first females to graduate […]

WAOK-AM–08/21/2015

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Black Leadership: Where Are We Now?

What is the current state of black leadership in America? Rashad Richey posed the question after the recent death of Civil Rights Activist Julian Bond. Is the black community lacking leadership or are our black […]

WAOK-AM–08/18/2015

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Anything Goes Friday: August 14th

Listen to a brief snippet of Anything Goes Friday, the most unpredictable day in radio, as host Rashad Richey engages listeners on the topics they wish to discuss. Listen below.

WAOK-AM–08/14/2015

Eric Benet (2005)

Eric Benet Reveals All About Career and Upcoming Album

R&B Singer and Songwriter Eric Benet stopped by Real Talk and gave revealing insight into his life and career. Listen below.

WAOK-AM–08/14/2015

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