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.

Rashad Richey, LaTedra White

Local Resident On a Mission to Bless Small Businesses

La Detra White discusses what inspired her to begin investing in local small businesses with Rashad Richey,

WAOK-AM–08/12/2016

Rashad Richey, Maynard Eaton

Maynard Eaton Reveals Interesting Twist to 2017 Mayoral Race

Emmy Winner Maynard Eaton gives an exclusive interview detailing the newest editions to the 2017 Atlanta Mayoral Race.

WAOK-AM–08/09/2016

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Rashad Richey’s Review: Is a Third Party Vote a Throwaway Vote?

Join our poll: Do you believe that casting a third party vote is a throwaway vote?

WAOK-AM–08/04/2016

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Atlanta’s School to Prison Pipeline Worst In Nation

Community Activist Titayana Robinson discusses Atlanta’s school to prison pipeline, which ranks among the worst in the country.

WAOK-AM–08/02/2016

Black Lives Matter Protest in Saint Louis

Rashad Richey’s Review: Should the DNC Recognize the Black Lives Matter Movement

Join our poll. Should the Democratic National Convention recognize the Black Lives Matter Movement as it aims to unify around nominee Hillary Clinton.

WAOK-AM–07/26/2016

Donald Trump Campaign

Rashad Richey’s Review: Do You Think Republicans Truly Want to Unite America?

Join our poll: Do you think Donald Trump and the Republican party truly aim to unite America?

WAOK-AM–07/21/2016

BATON ROUGE, LA - JULY 17:  A police officer stands in front of an East Baton Rouge police car with bullet holes as it's towed away from the scene where three police officers were killed this morning on July 17, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The suspect, identified as Gavin Long of Kansas City, is dead after killing three police officers and injuring three more. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Atlanta Weighs in on the Killing of 3 Baton Rouge Police Officers

Atlanta citizens react to the shooting deaths of three Baton Rouge Police officers.

WAOK-AM–07/18/2016

ST. PAUL, MN - JULY 12: Valerie Castile, left, mother of Philando Castile, and Judge Glenda Hatchett, take questions at a press conference on July 12, 2016 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Hatchett, former Chief Judge of the Juvenile Court of Fulton County in Atlanta, Georgia, will be representing the family. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Judge Hatchett to Represent Castile Family

Judge Glenda Hatchett discusses why she chose to represent the family of Philando Castile and what she has in the works to bring those accountable to justice.

WAOK-AM–07/13/2016

MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2016/07/10: Several hundred activists gathered for a rally in Times Square to protest alleged police brutality in the deaths of several African-American men, after which they staged a march through Midtown Manhattan, culminating in another rally in Union Square Park. (Photo by Andy Katz/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

What is Our Next Move?

Atlanta NAACP Chapter President Richard Rose, discusses the future protests and boycotts in response to last week’s police shootings.

WAOK-AM–07/11/2016

ST. PAUL, MN - JULY 07: <> on July 7, 2016 in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

He Did Everything Right and was Still Murdered

Rashad Richey discusses the shooting death of Philando Castile, another black man murdered by police, a day after the shooting death of Alston Sterling.

WAOK-AM–07/07/2016

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