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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Race Relations In America: Where Are We Now?

Are race relations in America improving or more intense? While the election of President Obama brought out the racist side in many Americans that were opposed to his leading the country, we now face multiple […]

WAOK-AM–07/03/2015

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - JUNE 19:  In this image from the video uplink from the detention center to the courtroom, Dylann Roof appears at Centralized Bond Hearing Court June 19, 2015 in North Charleston, South Carolina. Roof is charged with nine counts of murder and firearms charges in the shooting deaths at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17. (Photo by Grace Beahm-Pool/Getty Images)

Rashad Richey: Wake Up And Smell The Racism

After 21-year-old white male Dylann Roof decided to go postal on innocent Emmanuel AME congregation members in Charleston, South Carolina – committing nothing less than acts of racially motivated domestic terrorism – there were many […]

WAOK-AM–07/02/2015

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Remembering James ‘Alley Pat’ Patrick

Emmy Award Winning Journalist and friend, Maynard Eaton, stopped by Real Talk and spoke with Rashad Richey on the life and legacy of Civil Rights Activist, and radio legend James “Alley Pat” Patrick. Alley Pat’s […]

WAOK-AM–06/30/2015

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Mother of Jordan Davis Brings her Strength to the Big Screen

Lucia McBath, the mother of Jordan Davis the Florida teen that was murdered for playing loud music while sitting in a car with his friends, stopped by Real Talk and spoke with Rashad Richey about […]

WAOK-AM–06/24/2015

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A Close Connection to the Charleston, SC Shooting

As new details emerge in the tragic shooting of nine innocent African-Americans in the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, Rashad Richey is joined by professor and political analyst Dr. Jason Jones to discuss […]

WAOK-AM–06/22/2015

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Atlanta Reacts to Charleston, SC Hate Crime

Nine people were murdered at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC Wednesday evening by 21-year-old while male, Dylann Roof. Among the deceased was South Carolina State Representative Reverend Clementa C. Pinckney. […]

WAOK-AM–06/18/2015

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Rashad Richey On Rachel Dolezal – In Black And White

OK – Rachel Dolezal has either pulled one of the most elaborate racial identity hoaxes in recent history or she’s terribly confused about her ethnic origins. It’s baffling that many in the African-American community are […]

06/18/2015

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Bridging the Divide or Widening the Gap

Controversial Activist Reverend Markel Hutchins, hosted a community forum with local police officials and community members in efforts to “bridge the divide” between law enforcement and the community. While some would say that his intentions […]

WAOK-AM–06/17/2015

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“I Identify As Black” But Does She Identify With the Struggle?

Rachael Dolezal set the country on fire when her biological parents outed her as passing for an African American woman. Rachael Dolezal tanned her skin, curled her hair and lived a life as a black […]

WAOK-AM–06/17/2015

Stuffed animals, flowers and a broken votive are strewn on the ground at a gazebo at Cudell Commons Park in Cleveland, Ohio, November 24, 2014 where a memorial was set up for Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy shot by police on November 23. An unidentified girl gathered the toys after gusty winds blew the memorial over and some of the teddy bears across the lawn. The chief of police in the US city of Cleveland on Monday defended the conduct of the officer who fatally shot the 12-year-old who was wielding a replica handgun. Tamir Rice died in hospital early Sunday after two police officers, responding to a 911 emergency call, confronted the African-American youngster at a recreation center.  Cleveland police chief Calvin Williams said the officer, whose name or racial group he did not disclose, and who has been placed on administrative leave, was "broken up about this." But he stood by the officer's conduct, saying "he had to protect himself" in the face of what appeared to be, in the heat of the moment, to be a genuine firearm. AFP PHOTO JORDAN GONZALEZ        (Photo credit should read JORDAN GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

When Will The Officers Be Charged?

In what seemed to be yet another case of a police officer walking away from killing an unarmed African-American, a Cleveland, OH judge found cause to charge officer Timothy Loehmann with murder in the shooting […]

WAOK-AM–06/13/2015

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