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.

African-American Mayor In Georgia Can’t Get The Keys To His Office

Mayor Davis is now protesting his own city and will refuse to sit in council meetings until his city is desegregated.

WAOK-AM–12/14/2017

Henry Louis Gates Jr. Talks Race, Obama and His TV Series

Gates also expressed his feelings about former President Barack Obama and race relations in the United States.

WAOK-AM–12/11/2017

Newly Elected Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Says Atlanta Owes Rashad Richey A Debt Of Gratitude

Atlanta’s Mayor-Elect says Rashad Richey’s work to raise the consciousness of voters before the run off helped effect the outcome of the mayor’s race.

WAOK-AM–12/06/2017

Local News Anchor Explained Her Feelings To Rashad Richey About Being Called The “N” Word

Sharon Reed’s unmistakably authentic style led her to publicly address a racist email and put the person who sent it on “full blast”.

WAOK-AM–12/06/2017

Mary Norwood Says She’s The Unifying Candidate

The run off election is Tuesday December 5. Listen as Mayoral Candidate Mary Norwood talks to Rashad Richey about her vision for the future of Atlanta.

WAOK-AM–12/01/2017

Atlanta City Council President Debate Gets Heated

Felicia Moore and Alex Wan went head to head on issues related to criminal justice, affordable housing and leadership style.

WAOK-AM–11/30/2017

Keisha Lance-Bottoms: “I Will Not Be An Extension Of Mayor Reed’s Administration”

As the race to see who will be Atlantas next Mayor heats up, Councilwoman Keisha Lance-Bottoms spent some time with Rashad Richey to clarify her stance on the top issues that will decide the outcome of the election.

WAOK-AM–11/29/2017

Black Independent Radio Host Releases Tell All Book That Reveals His Alternative Lifestyle

During his on-air conversation with Rashad Richey, Rob Redding provided shocking details about his lifestyle, and his advocacy stance on issues relating to the LGBTQ Community.

WAOK-AM–11/24/2017

Candidates for Fulton County Commission Chairman Square Off

Every vote counts. Here are the candidates for Chairman of the Fulton County Commission as they squared off on WAOK.

WAOK-AM–11/06/2017

DeKalb Commissioner Still in Hot Water over Sexual Harassment Allegation

In a new development, the alleged victim and her lawyers are demanding the county pay $750,000 to settle the sexual harassment claim.

WAOK-AM–11/03/2017

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