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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Fulton Co. Government Employee Airs Grievance

Anonymous Fulton County employee airs grievance regarding potential layoffs for many county employees.

WAOK-AM–09/20/2016

Rashad Richey and APS Board Chairman Courtney English

Atlanta Public School Board Chairman Gives Update

Chairman Courtney English, discusses new initiatives coming to APS schools with Rashad Richey.

WAOK-AM–09/13/2016

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08:  Journalist Ed Gordon Visits SiriusXM at SiriusXM Studio on September 8, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

Ed Gordon Talks his New Show on Bounce TV

Ed Gordon discusses his new show, premiering tonight on Bounce TV, with Rashad Richey.

WAOK-AM–09/13/2016

Donald Trump has until Sept. 30 to pledge to rule out a third-party run if he intends to appear on the South Carolina primary ballot. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

Rashad Richey’s Review: Do You Agree with Trump’s Immigration Plan?

Join our poll. After making his detailed speech on immigration, do you agree with Donald Trump’s immigration plan?

WAOK-AM–09/01/2016

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Slavery Game at Local School Offends Student, Angers Parents

Rashad Richey talks with the family of a 10 year old Cheatham Hill Elementary Student student that was forced to play a game on slavery.

WAOK-AM–08/29/2016

Donald Trump (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

African Americans Have Nothing to Lose According to Trump

After consecutive weeks of experiencing a drop in the polls, Donald Trump make a pitch to gain more African American voters.

WAOK-AM–08/22/2016

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Rashad Richey Speaks with Senior Legal Analyst of Metro Atlanta Crime Commission

Rashad Richey speaks with a member from the Metro Atlanta Crime Commission about their plan to stop police brutality in America.

WAOK-AM–08/19/2016

Kwanza Hall

Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall Discusses New Bodycam Initiative

Atlanta City Councilman discusses his newly passed body camera initiative for the Atlanta Police Department with Rashad Richey.

WAOK-AM–08/17/2016

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 12:  President Barack Obama waves at the conclusion of his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill January 12, 2016 in Washington, D.C.  In his final State of the Union, President Obama reflected on the past seven years in office and spoke on topics including climate change, gun control, immigration and income inequality. (Photo by Evan Vucci - Pool/Getty Images)

Rashad Richey’s Review: Are Race Relations Better Under President Obama?

Join our poll: Do you believe that race relations have improved or gotten worse, under President Barack Obama?

WAOK-AM–08/16/2016

Rashad Richey, LaTedra White

Local Resident On a Mission to Bless Small Businesses

La Detra White discusses what inspired her to begin investing in local small businesses with Rashad Richey,

WAOK-AM–08/12/2016

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