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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Family Feud Lands Innocent Alabama Woman in Prison

Family feuds can lead to multitude of problems, but one feud in particular has landed an Alabama woman in prison. Marcus Coleman along with Attorney Lateesha Colvin joined Rashad Richey and detailed a case in […]

WAOK-AM–03/13/2015

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Dawson Mayor Stops by Real Talk after Assassination Attempt

Dawson, GA Mayor Christopher Wright, the youngest mayor in Georgia history, stopped by Real Talk and spoke with Rashad Richey about the assassination attempt on his life over a year ago. Rashad first reported the […]

WAOK-AM–03/10/2015

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Three Atlantans Defend AIPAC

In wake of Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, speech on capitol hill, Rashad Richey was joined by three AIPAC supporters about Netanyahu’s speech and the current state of U.S. and Israeli relations. Listen Below.

WAOK-AM–03/09/2015

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Rashad Richey Takes on 12 Year old Conservative

Rashad Richey, is known to take on all competitors in the field of politics. However, he was put to task when he took on the 12-year old Republican Coreco “C.J.” Pearson Jr, affectionately known as […]

WAOK-AM–03/07/2015

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Dar’Shun Kendrick Wants to Slap Stacy Dash?

Representative Dar’Shun Kendrick made headlines recently with a series of tweets aimed at Actress and Fox News Host Stacy Dash. Kendrick stated in a Facebook post “I’m going to slap Stacey Dash if I see […]

WAOK-AM–03/06/2015

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Rashad Interviews Two Members from Transgender Community

For the first time ever Rashad Richey interviewed two individuals from the Transgender Community, Maria Lopez and TS Madison, in regards to the lifestyle, struggle, and misconceptions about transgenders as a whole. This interview comes […]

WAOK-AM–02/23/2015

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What’s a Black Life Worth?

Has the narrative distributed by mainstream media caused the negative perception of the African American? Do you think that African American’s have played a role and how we are perceived? Do you think that our […]

WAOK-AM–02/11/2015

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Courtney English Sets the Record Straight

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey, Chairman of the Atlanta Public Schools, Courtney English, stopped by to discuss the ongoing rift between Mayor Kasim Reed and APS Superintendent Meria Carstarphen, in regards to the […]

WAOK-AM–02/11/2015

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Is Black History Month Still Necessary?

Is Black History Month still neccessary? Rashad Richey posed the question as we embark on the annual celebration. However, does America learn anything from Black History Month? Do children learn anything from it? While figures […]

WAOK-AM–02/03/2015

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Congressman Hank Johnson Introduces Grand Jury Reform Act

The United States Congress is currently busy at work this current legislative session, Congressman Hank Johnson aims to change the grand jury process with the new Grand Jury Reform Act, H.R. 5830. The bill would […]

WAOK-AM–01/28/2015

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