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.

LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 13:  (L-R) Democratic presidential candidates Jim Webb, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley take part in presidential debate sponsored by CNN and Facebook at Wynn Las Vegas on October 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The five candidates are participating in the party's first presidential debate.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

A Candidate You Won’t Hear About

Many are aware of the individuals vying to be selected as the Presidential nominee for both the Democratic and Republican Parties. However, there are numerous candidates that don’t get to share the spotlight with the […]


This photograph taken from the top of the Washington Monument shows thousands of people on the Mall in front of the US Capitol during the "Million Man March" in Washington D.C., on October 16, 1995. The march, called by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, is intended as a day for black men to unite and pledge self-reliance and commitment to their families and communities. (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Now that the Million Man March is Over, What Do We Do?

Rashad Richey along with other members of CBS Radio Atlanta family attended the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March: Justice or Else.



Politicizing or Telling The Truth?

Hours after yet another mass shooting took place, this time at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, President Barack Obama, made another speech as to how the United States needs tighter gun laws. While many […]


An Atlanta teen texted that she was in a hostage situation early Thursday, resulting in Atlanta Police to call in the SWAT team for what seemed to be a hostage situation. (credit: JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

What Makes Her Threats So Special?

Clayton County resident Tashauna Nedd was recently arrested after posting a video to Youtube, where she made “terrorist threats” towards law enforcement and “encouraged violence towards whites.” During her arrest Nedd, maintained her innocence and […]


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Will There Be Clemency for Kelly?

Kelly Gissendaner is set to be Georgia’s first female executed in 70 years if she is not granted clemency by the state. Gissendaner, the only female on Georgia’s death row, was convicted in the murder […]


WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 15:  U.S. President Barack Obama bows his head to prays during an East Room ceremony at the White House September 15, 2014 in Washington, DC. President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie G. Adkins and to Army Specialist Four Donald P. Sloat for conspicuous gallantry.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The Presidency and Religion

Is presidency reserved only for those of a certain religion? Rashad Richey posed the question after Ben Carson stated in a recent interview that he would not vote for a Muslim for the office of […]


GREENVILLE, SC - SEPTEMEBER 18:   September 18, 2015 in Greeneville, South Carolina.  (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Ben Carson’s Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Ben Carson’s recently joined Donald Trump in the Anti-Muslim discussion after stating that he doesn’t believe any Muslim should be elected President of the United States. After outraged Muslim leaders called for Carson to end […]


FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 10:  Demonstrators, marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown, protest along West Florrisant Street on August 10, 2015 in Ferguson, Missouri. Mare than 100 people were arrested today during protests in Ferguson and the St. Louis area. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9, 2014. His death sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and drew nationwide focus on police treatment of black suspects.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

A Response to Butch Conway

Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway made headlines after posting an 800 word letter bashing the Black Lives Matter movement and referring to the group as domestic terrorists. Although he ended his missive with the caption […]


Foreclosure Rate Of Homes For Sale In Chicago Suburbs Ranks High In Nation

Atlanta Home Owner Takes a Stand

While many Atlanta residents are excited for the new stadiums that are being built, many have been placed in unfortunate situations simply because of where their homes are located. Tonya Washington, an Atlanta resident, has […]


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Make It Happen Monday: September 14th

Listen to a recap of Make It Happen Monday on Real Talk with Rashad Richey, as he discusses a wide range of topics with the WAOK community. Listen below.




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