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 policy 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, 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 Altanta to become a true force in the field of politics, social advocacy and government policy. 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.

Rashad also serves 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 community leader.

Rashad has dedicated his life to ensuring that everyone has a political voice. Regardless of class, race, age, gender, religion or sexual orientation, he advocates for those who may not always make 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.

To have Rashad come and speak to your group please email all requests.

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Missouri Governor Declares State of Emergency

While a Ferguson, Missouri grand jury continues to deliberate whether to indict Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown, Governor Jay Nixon, has declared a state of emergency and has called on the National [...]

WAOK-AM–11/22/2014

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Homosexuality in The Black Church

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey, guest host Reverend F. Keith Slaughter, engaged the WAOK family in a discussion regarding homosexuality in the black church. In a recent video that has been shared on [...]

WAOK-AM–11/18/2014

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The Black Community’s Ugly Dark Secret?

In a recent interview, NBA Hall of Famer and commentator Charles Barkley stated that blacks are “brainwashed” to block other blacks whom are successful, alluding to the crabs in the barrel concept. While his controversial [...]

WAOK-AM–10/29/2014

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New Michael Brown Autopsy Leaked

A St. Louis Medical Examiner, who is not affiliated with the investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown, reported that the unarmed teenager was shot at close range, supporting Officer Darren Wilson’s claim that [...]

WAOK-AM–10/24/2014

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Ebola: Is It Time to Panic?

With new reports of the Ebola outbreak, coupled with a CDC director who has admitted that the proper precautions were not taken, and flights continuing to come from Liberia, do you feel there is a [...]

WAOK-AM–10/16/2014

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Do You Accept Your Black Heritage?

In a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, actor Raven Simone stated that she did not want to be labeled as Gay or African-American. The actress stated that she did not wanted to be labeled as [...]

WAOK-AM–10/08/2014

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Do You Trust The Government?

Do you trust the government? Rashad Richey posed the question in light of recent events that has taken place such as the Ebola crisis, ISIS, and the lapses in Secret Service security. A recent survey [...]

WAOK-AM–10/06/2014

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Is President Obama Safe?

With the recent lapses in effective security by the Secret Service, do you think that President Obama is safe? Rashad Richey posed the question, after the recent reports of ineffective security measures at the White [...]

WAOK-AM–10/03/2014

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Black Television Shows and How We are Portrayed

The days of positive black television shows such as The Cosby Show, Goodtimes, and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, have long passed. However, with the new sitcom Black-ish starring Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Laurence Fishburn, there may be a shift in black programming that could be a symbol of positivity in black television, which could compete with some of today’s popular black reality shows.

WAOK-AM–09/24/2014

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How We Discipline Our Children

Years ago corporal punishment was used as the primary means of disciplining children. However, as time has passed many parents and have selected alternate means to discipline their child, such as time out, rather than [...]

WAOK-AM–09/17/2014

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