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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Vernon Jones Brings Lively Discussion to Real Talk

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

WAOK-AM–21 hours ago

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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

Rashad Richey live in the WAOK Studio

Rashad Richey Takes on Corruption in Dothan, AL

Rashad Richey and residents of Dothan, AL detail the police corruption that is plaguing Dothan, AL.

WAOK-AM–01/09/2017

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The Frontlines of Police Corruption in Dothan, AL

Rashad Richey is given a detailed history of police corruption in Dothan, AL by a former member of the Dothan Police ranks.

WAOK-AM–01/06/2017

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Chairman John Eaves Responds to Rise of South Fulton Carjackings

Chairman John Eaves discusses the recent spike of carjackings in South Fulton and what preventive measures are being taken to protect local citizens.

WAOK-AM–01/05/2017

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Mother of Slain Clayton County Teen Discusses Tragedy with Rashad Richey

The mother of 18 year old Cherish Williams who was gunned down during an attempted robbery on New Years Eve, gives an emotional exclusive to Rashad Richey.

WAOK-AM–01/04/2017

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Jesse’s Road to Recovery

Rashad Richey receives a powerful update from a listener he assisted in enrolling in drug rehab.

WAOK-AM–12/28/2016

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Armed Carjackings Plague Southwest Atlanta Community

Channel 2 News Reporter Tom Jones and Fulton County Commissioner Marvin Arrington Jr. discuss the recent spike in carjackings in Southwest Atlanta.

WAOK-AM–12/27/2016

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Congressman Hank Johnson Returns from Cuba

Congressman Hank Johnson discusses his recent trip to Cuba and more.

WAOK-AM–12/22/2016

Rashad Richey live in the WAOK Studio

Rashad Richey Discusses the Electoral College and North Carolina’s Power Grab

Rashad Richey informs the WAOK community on the electoral college and the gubernatorial rift in the state of North Carolina.

WAOK-AM–12/19/2016

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