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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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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Kendrick Johnson Case: Activist vs. Actor

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey, our special guests were Marcus Coleman, founder of Saving Ourselves, and Leigh Touchton, a civil rights worker from Valdosta, Ga. Both joined Real Talk, to discuss the new […]

WAOK-AM–01/12/2015

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Mayor Kasim Reed Takes on Ceasar Mitchell and Kelvin Cochran

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey our special guest was Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell. President Ceasar Mitchell, joined Real Talk to discuss the recent rift between himself and Mayor Kasim Reed, in […]

WAOK-AM–01/08/2015

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Sorority Sisters: Backlash and Trash

There has been an uproar from many women across the country who are members of Greek Sororities, after the airing of Mona Scott-Young’s latest creation, Sorority Sisters, a reality show detailing the lives of African-American […]

WAOK-AM–12/29/2014

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Rashad Richey Speaks with Officer in Wake of NYPD Shooting

In wake of the murders of two New York Police Officers, Officer Wenjian Liu and Officer Rafael Ramos, Rashad Richey was joined by Clayton County Police Assistant Chief Shaun Sutherland, in regards to the murders […]

WAOK-AM–12/29/2014

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Camille Defends Bill

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey, we discussed the wife of Bill Cosby, Camille, breaking her silence amid allegations that her husband drugged and sexually assaulted over twenty women. All of the accusers did […]

WAOK-AM–12/16/2014

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Two Weeks, Two Non-Indictments

In two separate weeks, two grand juries have returned with a non-indictments of two officers, in their respective cases of killing unarmed black men. Yesterday a New York grand jury, returned a non-indictment of Daniel […]

WAOK-AM–12/05/2014

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A Change of Narrative

More than a week as passed since a Ferguson, Mo grand jury, handed down a non-indictment of Darren Wilson, for the murder of Michael Brown. Now it appears that the narrative has changed in the […]

WAOK-AM–12/04/2014

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Missouri Governor Declares State of Emergency

While a Ferguson, Missouri grand jury continues to deliberate whether to indict Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown, Governor Jay Nixon, has declared a state of emergency and has called on the National […]

WAOK-AM–11/22/2014

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