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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Lack of Black Nominees Sparks Oscars Boycott Debate

Rashad Richey discusses Jada Pinkett-Smith’s call to boycott the Oscars Awards Ceremony for a lack of black actors being nominated for a second year.

WAOK-AM–01/19/2016

File photo of President Obama. (Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

Will You Miss President Barack Obama?

Going into his last State of the Union Address as President of the United States, Rashad Richey asks the WAOK community if they will miss Barack Obama as President when his final year expires.

WAOK-AM–01/12/2016

DeKalb District Attorney Robert James talks to CBS Radio Atlanta’s Maria Boynton about his decision to seek an indictment of Officer Robert Olsen in the death of Air Force Veteran Anthony Hill. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Dekalb Co. DA Robert James Seeks Indictment for Anthony Hill Shooting

The death of an unarmed man at the hands of a DeKalb County police officer leads the DeKalb District Attorney to file murder charges.

WAOK-AM–01/07/2016

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Should Celebs Be Appointed as the Moral Leaders of the Black Community?

Rashad Richey discusses if black athletes and celebrities be appointed as the moral leaders of the black community to bring about the change that is needed across the country and effect policy.

WAOK-AM–12/30/2015

People display sigs at Cudell Commons Park in Cleveland, Ohio, November 24, 2014  during a rally for Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy shot by police on November 23. Cleveland police chief Calvin Williams 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. The incident came as Americans awaited a grand jury's decision on whether to indict a white police officer, Darren Wilson, in the St. Louis, Missouri suburb of Ferguson for the fatal shooting in August of black teenager Michael Brown.  AFP PHOTO JORDAN GONZALEZ        (Photo credit should read JORDAN GONZALEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

No Indictment in Shooting Death of Tamir Rice

Rashad Richey discusses the non-indictment of 2 police officers with a family member of Tamir Rice.

WAOK-AM–12/29/2015

Policeman putting handcuffs on woman beside vehicles

Former DEA Agent says the “War on Drugs” is Racially Motivated

Former DEA Agent and U.S. Marshal, Matthew Fogg, discusses the racial aspects of the “war on drugs” with Rashad Richey.

WAOK-AM–12/23/2015

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Former Dekalb Co. CEO Debunks Rumors

Former Dekalb County CEO Vernon Jones talks his non-profit works and debunks rumors that he may be considering running for another term as Dekalb County CEO with Rashad Richey.

WAOK-AM–12/17/2015

WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 13:  Congressman elect Hank Johnson (D-GA) poses for a picture during a break in his orientation class on Capitol Hill November 13, 2006 in Washington DC. The 110th Congress will be sworn in January 2007 when Congress reconvenes.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Congressman Hank Johnson Calls for Federal Investigation Into Data Breach

Congressman Hank Johnson discusses his call for a federal investigation into GA Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s voter data breach with Rashad Richey.

WAOK-AM–12/16/2015

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Trump Doubles Down on Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Rashad Richey, and the WAOK community discuss and react to Donald Trump’s statements about banning all Muslims from entering the United States.

WAOK-AM–12/08/2015

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01:  Filmmaker Spike Lee shows a peace sign to the crowd after leading a march calling for an end to gun violence on December 1, 2015 in New York City. The march took place after the premiere of Lee's new film "Chi-Raq."  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Spike Lee Talks Chi-Raq with Rashad Richey

Filmmaker Spike Lee discusses his new movie Chi-Raq with Rashad Richey. Lee says the movie is not what you will expect to see.

WAOK-AM–12/04/2015

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