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.
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.
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.
The death of an unarmed man at the hands of a DeKalb County police officer leads the DeKalb District Attorney to file murder charges.
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.
Rashad Richey discusses the non-indictment of 2 police officers with a family member of Tamir Rice.
Former DEA Agent and U.S. Marshal, Matthew Fogg, discusses the racial aspects of the “war on drugs” with Rashad Richey.
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.
Congressman Hank Johnson discusses his call for a federal investigation into GA Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s voter data breach with Rashad Richey.
Rashad Richey, and the WAOK community discuss and react to Donald Trump’s statements about banning all Muslims from entering the United States.
Filmmaker Spike Lee discusses his new movie Chi-Raq with Rashad Richey. Lee says the movie is not what you will expect to see.