Rashad Richey

 Dr. Rashad Richey 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 helps “you” become a better “you”.

Rashad is a highly sought after political strategist, mentor, and inspirational speaker. He’s one of the country’s youngest nationally syndicated radio personalities and can be heard locally on News and Talk 1380 WAOK- CBS Radio and The People’s Station V-103.  Rashad 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. He also touches on major local and national stories as a writer for CBS Radio Atlanta. As the former Political Director and Senior Political Strategist for the Democratic Party in Georgia, an ex-gang member and being no stranger to overcoming obstacles, Rashad brings a unique real-world perspective rarely heard on talk radio.

In addition to politics and public policy, Rashad is a business owner, community advocate, gang expert/deprogrammer and serves the U.S. State Department through the GA Council of International Visitors as a Citizen Diplomat and 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 Political Strategist.

Rashad earned his doctoral degree from Scofield Graduate School and is completing studies in executive leadership at Cornell University through their eCornell program. 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. The NAACP, GA Secretary of State, GA State Senate, countless ministries and nonprofits have recognized Rashad with their highest awards and accolades for excellence in broadcasting and community involvement.

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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Family Finds Strength, During Time of Tragedy

Rashad Richey reaches out to grieving family in their time of need.

WAOK-AM–02/22/2017

Rashad Richey, Attorney Robert James

Attorney Robert James Talks Negligent Security with Rashad Richey: Can You Get Paid?

Robert James discusses how negligence from businesses can lead to a payday for those affected.

WAOK-AM–02/15/2017

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 13:  U.S. President Donald Trump listens as he participates in a joint news conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the East Room of the White House on February 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. The two leaders participated in a roundtable discussion on the advancement of women entrepreneurs and business leaders.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Real Talk with Rashad Richey: Is Trump Focused on the Right Things?

Join our poll. With the recent executive orders President Donald Trump has signed, do you think his focus is truly set on making America great again?

WAOK-AM–02/13/2017

Tyrone Brooks

Tyrone Brooks Discusses Prison Stint and More with Rashad Richey

Representative Tyrone Brooks gives an in-depth exclusive interview discussing his history of activism, prison experience and his plans after being released.

WAOK-AM–02/02/2017

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Real Talk with Rashad Richey: Do You Agree with Trump’s Travel Ban?

Share your thoughts on President Trump’s Muslim travel ban.

WAOK-AM–01/31/2017

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - DECEMBER 9: President-elect Donald Trump looks on during at the DeltaPlex Arena, December 9, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. President-elect Donald Trump is continuing his victory tour across the country. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Real Talk with Rashad Richey: What Do You Think President Trump Should Do About Inner-City Violent Crimes?

What are your thoughts on Donald Trump threatening to send in federal authorities to curtail Chicago’s gun violence problem?

WAOK-AM–01/28/2017

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Rashad Richey With Real Talk On President Trump

Rashad Richey asks if President Trump sends federal troops to Chicago to deal with the on going violence will Atlanta be far behind?

WAOK-AM–01/27/2017

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 22: U.S. President Donald Trump holds up an envelope that was left for him in the Oval Office by former President Barack Obama during a swearing in ceremony of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House on January 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump today mocked protesters who gathered for large demonstrations across the U.S. and the world on Saturday to signal discontent with his leadership, but later offered a more conciliatory tone, saying he recognized such marches as a "hallmark of our democracy." (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

Real Talk with Rashad Richey: Is Trump Fighting for You?

Join our poll. What issue would you like President Donald Trump to address immediately that directly addresses you or your community?

WAOK-AM–01/23/2017

Rashad Richey and Representative Vernon Jones share a handshake after a lively debate.

Vernon Jones Brings Lively Discussion to Real Talk

State Representative Vernon Jones discusses black entertainers meeting with Donald Trump with Rashad Richey.

WAOK-AM–01/18/2017

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a town hall event on October 6, 2016 in Sandown, New Hampshire. / AFP / Mary Schwalm        (Photo credit should read MARY SCHWALM/AFP/Getty Images)

Real Talk with Rashad Richey: First 100 Days of Trump

Join our poll. Do you think Donald Trump is genuine about his New Deal for Black America?

WAOK-AM–01/13/2017

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