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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Lee May Sets the Record Straight

Interim Dekalb County CEO Lee May stopped by Real Talk and spoke with Rashad Richey amid the allegations that Dekalb County is “rotten to the core.” The statement was made by former Republican Georgia Attorney […]

WAOK-AM–08/13/2015

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The Aloe Man Joins Real Talk

The Aloe Man, Dr. J.L. Johnson, stopped by Real Talk and discussed his herbal supplements with Rashad Richey and the WAOK family. You can learn more about the Aloe Man and purchase their products at […]

WAOK-AM–08/12/2015

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Ferguson: 1 Year After Michael Brown’s Death

A year removed from the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown, the citizens of Ferguson took to the streets and rallied in memory of the slain teen, and in protest of the Ferguson Police […]

WAOK-AM–08/10/2015

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Family Time with Rashad Richey

The stars of Bounce TV sitcome Family Time, Omar Gooding and Angell Conwell, stopped by Real Talk with Rashad Richey to discuss the upcoming season and the the effect the family based series is having […]

WAOK-AM–08/07/2015

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Congressman Hank John Discusses His Experience at Confederate Flag Rally

Just days after attending the Confederate Flag Rally held at Stone Mountain, Congressman Hank Johnson spoke with Rashad Richey, on what he learned from the flag supporters and what is yet to be learned across […]

WAOK-AM–08/04/2015

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The Aftermath of Confederate Flag Rally at Stone Mountain

Supporters of the Confederate Flag rallied at Stone Mountain over the weekend to show their love for the flag and its “legacy.” The rally was met with minimal opposition, and those willing to converse with […]

WAOK-AM–08/04/2015

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Dawson, GA Mayor Give Richey Update on Assassination Attempt

Dawson, GA Mayor, Chris Wright, called in to Real Talk and gave Rashad Richey and the WAOK community an update in the ongoing case into the assassination attempt made on his life shortly after becoming […]

WAOK-AM–08/03/2015

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Newton County Commissioner Makes Racial Comments on Social Media

Newton County Commissioner, John Douglas, made headline recently after posting a racially charged comment on his Facebook account. Commenting on a picture of an African American woman defecating on the American Flag, Commission Douglas wrote: […]

WAOK-AM–07/29/2015

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Atlanta City Councilman Proposes Addition to Confederate Memorial

The Confederate Memorial has come under scrutiny recently with many calling for the memorial to be removed. However Atlanta City Councilman, Michael Julian Bond, proposed not to completely remove the memorial in its entirety, but […]

WAOK-AM–07/22/2015

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55yr Old Ohio Woman Beaten

A 55 year old woman was beaten for allegedly stealing money from an Columbus, Oh restaurant. Rachel Foster, stats that she was brutally attacked by the restaurant owner and two females, and was forced to […]

WAOK-AM–07/20/2015

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