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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The Aftermath of Confederate Flag Rally at Stone Mountain

Supporters of the Confederate Flag rallied at Stone Mountain over the weekend to show their love for the flag and its “legacy.” The rally was met with minimal opposition, and those willing to converse with […]

WAOK-AM–19 hours ago

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Dawson, GA Mayor Give Richey Update on Assassination Attempt

Dawson, GA Mayor, Chris Wright, called in to Real Talk and gave Rashad Richey and the WAOK community an update in the ongoing case into the assassination attempt made on his life shortly after becoming […]

WAOK-AM–20 hours ago

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Newton County Commissioner Makes Racial Comments on Social Media

Newton County Commissioner, John Douglas, made headline recently after posting a racially charged comment on his Facebook account. Commenting on a picture of an African American woman defecating on the American Flag, Commission Douglas wrote: […]

WAOK-AM–07/29/2015

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Atlanta City Councilman Proposes Addition to Confederate Memorial

The Confederate Memorial has come under scrutiny recently with many calling for the memorial to be removed. However Atlanta City Councilman, Michael Julian Bond, proposed not to completely remove the memorial in its entirety, but […]

WAOK-AM–07/22/2015

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55yr Old Ohio Woman Beaten

A 55 year old woman was beaten for allegedly stealing money from an Columbus, Oh restaurant. Rachel Foster, stats that she was brutally attacked by the restaurant owner and two females, and was forced to […]

WAOK-AM–07/20/2015

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Serena Williams Wins, Why The Hate?

Serena Williams won her sixth Wimbledon trophy, the highest award in professional tennis, over the weekend. While the world celebrated her stellar performance, a writer from the New York Times used the celebratory time to […]

WAOK-AM–07/13/2015

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Rashad Richey Interviews The Truth Fighter Warren Ballentine

In an exclusive interview with Rashad Richey, Radio Host Warren Ballentine called in to Real Talk and spoke about the charges, his trial and what led to him being sentenced to 3 years probation for […]

WAOK-AM–07/08/2015

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Dekalb DA Robert James Talks with Richey about Former CEO Burrell Ellis

Suspended Dekalb County CEO Burrell Ellis was sentenced serve 18 months in prison after being convicted of perjury and attempted theft by extortion. Ellis was offered a plea deal that would have allowed him to […]

WAOK-AM–07/08/2015

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Cosby Quaaludes

In yet another addition to the Bill Cosby saga, previously sealed court documents revealed that the actor admitted to obtaining Quaaludes, a sedative, and gave them to women he planned on having sexual relations with. […]

WAOK-AM–07/07/2015

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Pota Coston Remembered

Pota Coston, the first African American County Commissioner of Fayette County, succumbed to her battle with breast cancer during the holiday weekend. Rashad Richey and Representative Virgil Flood reflected on their friend Pota Coston and […]

WAOK-AM–07/06/2015

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