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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No Charges In Kendrick Johnson Case

Marcus Coleman discusses the feds decision to not file charges in the death of Kendrick Johnson.

WAOK-AM–06/21/2016

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Rashad Richey’s Review: Do You Agree with Donald Trump’s Suggestion to Reenact Racial Profiling?

Join our poll: Donald Trump recently stated that the United States should consider bringing back racial profiling in efforts to combat terrorism. Do you agree?

WAOK-AM–06/21/2016

SAN BERNARDINO, CA - DECEMBER 03:  Law enforcement officials investigate around the Ford SUV vehicle that was the scene where suspects of the shooting at the Inland Regional Center were killed on December 3, 2015 in San Bernardino, California. Police continue to investigate a mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino that left at least 14 people dead and another 17 injured on December 2nd.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Rashad Richey’s Review: Should American Muslims Involved In Acts of Terror Be Called Extreme Islamic Terrorists

Join our poll: Should American Muslims involved in mass shootings be referred to as radical Islamists?

WAOK-AM–06/14/2016

ORLANDO, USA - JUNE 12: Mourners gather at Lake Eola for a candle light vigil for the victims of the terrorist massacre at the gay night club, Pulse, in Orlando, USA on June 12, 2016. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Orlando Mass Shooting Targets the LGBT Community

Rashad Richey, discusses the Orlando mass shootings and how the terrorist act is being politicized.

WAOK-AM–06/13/2016

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MARCH 1:  Children play as their grandmother votes at Millwood High School on Super Tuesday March 1, 2016 in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma voters head to the polls for the 2016 Presidential Primary.  (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Rashad Richey’s Review: Should African-Americans Be More Diverse in Their Party Affiliations?

Join our poll. Should African-American’s be more diverse in their voting to bring about better results for the black community?

WAOK-AM–06/09/2016

American Heavyweight boxer Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali), February 1964. (Photo by Harry Benson/Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Man Behind Muhammad Ali

Minister Abdul Rahman discusses his personal relationship with the late Muhammad Ali.

WAOK-AM–06/07/2016

27th May 1963:  Supremely confident American boxer Cassius Clay holds up five fingers in a prediction of how many rounds it will take him to knock out British boxer Henry Cooper.  (Photo by Kent Gavin/Keystone/Getty Images)

Remembering Muhammad Ali

Rashad Richey, remembers the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali- in and outside of the ring.

WAOK-AM–06/06/2016

A gorilla holds her newborn infant.  (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images

Killing of Endangered Gorilla Sparks Outrage on Both Sides

Rashad Richey discusses the valid and misplaced outrage on both sides, after a Gorilla is killed at the Cincinnati Zoo.

WAOK-AM–05/31/2016

MIAMI BEACH, FL - NOVEMBER 7: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity preforms at Gabrielle Union's "School Daze" birthday celebration Step Show at The Basement at The Edition Hotel on November 7, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida.  (Photo by Bobby Metelus/Getty Images)

LGBT Greeks Offend Divine 9 Organizations

Rashad Richey discusses LGBT Fraternities and Sororities and who their controversial decision to use the customs of many Divine 9 Greek organizations.

WAOK-AM–05/23/2016

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Rashad Richey’s Review: Is Donald Trump the Best Candidate for African Americans?

Join our Poll: Do you think Donald Trump is the best candidate for black voters?

WAOK-AM–05/19/2016

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