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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Good Cop or Good Example of White Privilege?

Ohio Police Officer, Jesse Kidder, was confronted by an aggressive white male, who was then suspected to have killed two people, asking to be shot by the police officer, and went as far as running […]

WAOK-AM–04/22/2015

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Is There a Solution to Police Shootings?

Is there a remedy to prevent the recent police shootings from occurring again? Do we as a community need to do more than simply have “the talk” with our young black men? Rashad Richey posed […]

WAOK-AM–04/20/2015

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Hank Johnson to Speak at Home Going Service for Nick Thomas

Congressman Hank Johnson has stood alone on capitol hill in his fight for the demilitarization of the police, but also in voicing his frustration and anger with congress for not acting or speaking on the […]

WAOK-AM–04/17/2015

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Reaction to APS Sentencing, Who Are the Real Victims

A day after the former APS educators were sentenced for their roles in the APS Cheating Scandal that rocked the city of Atlanta, Rashad Richey and the WAOK community reacted to the controversial sentences handed […]

WAOK-AM–04/16/2015

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Former North Charleston Police Gives Insight to Arrest of Officer Charged with Murder

In wake of the murder of Walter Scott, another unarmed black man who was gunned down by a white North Charleston Police Officer, James Randolph, a former North Charleston Police Officer called in to Real […]

WAOK-AM–04/13/2015

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Activists For Convicted APS Educators

A day after meeting with Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard, Reverend Timothy McDonald called in to Real Talk to discuss the meeting, and the efforts to sway Paul Howard as well as the judge […]

WAOK-AM–04/08/2015

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Attorney For APS Cheating Scandal Defendant Discusses Verdict and More

Gerald Griggs, the attorney for former Dobbs Elementary fourth grade teacher Angela Williamson, called in to Real Talk to discuss his clients recent conviction, the trial, and the steps they are taking in preparation for […]

WAOK-AM–04/08/2015

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Courtney English Withstands the Heat on Real Talk

In wake of the twelve former Atlanta Public School educators being convicted of racketeering in the APS Cheating Scandal, APS Chairman Courtney English came in to Real Talk and spoke with Rashad Richey and the […]

WAOK-AM–04/07/2015

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Roger Bruce Gives Insight to Conclusion to Georgia Legislative Session

At the conclusion of the strenuous and controversial legislative session, Representative Roger Bruce called in to Real Talk and discussed the bills that did and did not pass with Rashad Richey. Listen below.

WAOK-AM–04/06/2015

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Religious Freedom Restoration Act: Discrimination Covered In Gold

The state of Indiana signed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, an act which enables business to refuse service to anyone based on religious beliefs. While many believe that the law will largely affect […]

WAOK-AM–04/01/2015

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