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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 policy 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, 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 Altanta to become a true force in the field of politics, social advocacy and government policy. 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.

Rashad also serves 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 community leader.

Rashad has dedicated his life to ensuring that everyone has a political voice. Regardless of class, race, age, gender, religion or sexual orientation, he advocates for those who may not always make 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.

To have Rashad come and speak to your group please email all requests.

Prison Cells

Real Talk: The Prison Industrial Complex

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey, our special guests Sheriff Richard Langford and Attorney Wayne Kendallstopped by to discuss the Prison Industrial Complex. The term Prison Industrial Complex is derived from the government using [...]

WAOK-AM–04/10/2014

Kinsey Family

The Kinsey Collection and Wells Fargo Get Real With Richey

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey our special guests were Bernard Kinsey, Khalil Kinsey, founders of the Kinsey Collection and Candi Moore of Wells Fargo. Wells Fargo and The Kinsey Collection have partnered to [...]

WAOK-AM–04/03/2014

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Rashad Richey Asks: What Are We Doing Here?

WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE? As tensions increase with the Russia / Ukraine saga we find ourselves in the midst of a diplomatic and possible military quandry. Russia is promising not to invade Ukraine, but [...]

WAOK-AM–03/27/2014

Thomas Perez Labor Secretary

U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez Gets Real with Rashad Richey

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey our special guest was United States Labor Secretary Thomas Perez. Secretary Perez spoke with Rashad Richey about raising the national minimum wage and the Affordable Health Coverage, and [...]

WAOK-AM–03/27/2014

Robby Caban

Real Talk With Rashad Richey: Rashad Gets Real With Police Leadership & Victims of Police Brutality Alike

Police brutality in America is not uncommon to most folks.  Many believe that some police officers abuse their authority, while some police officers believe that a couple of bad apples don’t spoil the whole bunch. [...]

WAOK-AM–03/25/2014

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Aftermath of Georgia General Assembly Session

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey, our special guests were State Representative Roger Bruce and State Representative Howard Mosby. Representative Bruce and Representative Mosby discussed the recent Georgia General Assembly and informed listeners, on [...]

WAOK-AM–03/22/2014

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Rashad Richey Wants To Know: Are You Serious?

Republican State Representative Greg Morris has found his legislative “fight”, poor people; not fighting FOR the poor but AGAINST them. Instead of sponsoring legislation for more jobs or improved schools, he has presented a bill [...]

WAOK-AM–03/20/2014

Tiana Ferrel

The Legacy of Ida B. Wells Does Real Talk with Rashad Richey

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey, our special guest was Tiana Ferrell. Tiana Ferrell is a direct descendant of Civil Rights activist Ida B. Wells. Like her great-grandmother Tiana Ferrell is a journalist, and [...]

WAOK-AM–03/20/2014

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Real Talk w/Rashad Richey: Bills, Bills, & More Georgia House Bills

On today’s morning show, Rashad Richey covered a few legislative issues for the last week of session, especially highlighting HB 707 which would make it illegal for any government office (city, county or state) to support [...]

WAOK-AM–03/19/2014

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Real Talk w/Rashad Richey: GA House Bill 845

Today we had guests speaking on limiting access to mugshots (GA House Bill 845). Special guests included Community Leader and CEO of Reclaim Our Dignity, Inc., Sophia Andrade, Civil Rights Activist, & Mark Bell.  Click [...]

WAOK-AM–03/16/2014

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