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 policy 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, 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 Altanta to become a true force in the field of politics, social advocacy and government policy. 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.

Rashad also serves 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 community leader.

Rashad has dedicated his life to ensuring that everyone has a political voice. Regardless of class, race, age, gender, religion or sexual orientation, he advocates for those who may not always make 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.

To have Rashad come and speak to your group please email all requests.

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Atlanta Cops Gone Wild

With the recent police involved deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson Missouri and Eric Garner in New York, talk around the nation is now focused on the actions of police which some say represent over zealous [...]

WAOK-AM–09/08/2014

FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 18: A police officer advises demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown that they can't stop walking as they make their voices heard on August 18, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Protesters have been vocal asking for justice in the shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Ferguson Police to Give Every Officer Uniform Cameras

It appears that the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department is beginning to somewhat realize that they have flawed tactics when dealing with the residents of the local community. In wake of the burial of Michael Brown, [...]

WAOK-AM–09/03/2014

Anti-immigration demonstrator Roberta Allen wears American flag contact lenses during an anti-immigration rally May 5, 2006 in Santa Clara, Calif. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Is America the Greatest Country?

Do you feel that America is the greatest country of all? The realest man in radio, Rashad Richey posed the question, and engaged the WAOK community in a lively discussion. Listen below.

WAOK-AM–09/02/2014

Elaine Boyer

Elaine Boyer Resigns after Being Exposed for Corruption

Dekalb County Commissioner Elaine Boyer, has officially resigned after informing the public that she is being investigated by federal authorities for spending taxpayer money. Reports allege that Boyer charged over 16 thousand dollars in personal [...]

WAOK-AM–08/26/2014

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Rashad Richey Pushes for Reform

Today the Michael Brown, the 18 year old unarmed teenager from Ferguson, MO, was laid to rest, after being gunned down by police officer Darren Wilson. In preparation for his son’s funeral, his father, Michael [...]

WAOK-AM–08/25/2014

20-year-old Alicia Manigault has been charged with child cruelty after deputies rescued her infant child from the inside of her car. (Davis Turner/Getty Images)

Insight Into Police Shootings

In wake of the multiple discussion brought about by the murder of Michael Brown, host Rashad Richey sat down with Vernon Davis, the former Dekalb County CEO, to get more clarity in the process which [...]

WAOK-AM–08/24/2014

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The Shooting of Michael Brown Goes to Grand Jury

Today a Ferguson, MO grand jury will meet to determine if Darren Wilson, the officer who shot and killed the unarmed Michael Brown, will be indicted on murder charges. Many legal experts, estimate that it [...]

WAOK-AM–08/20/2014

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Rashad Richey Reacts to Second Autopsy of Michael Brown

Today it was revealed that Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager that was gunned down by a Ferguson, Mo police officer, was shot 6 times- four times in the right arm and twice in the head. [...]

WAOK-AM–08/18/2014

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Benjamin Crump to Represent Family of Murdered Ferguson, MO Teen

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey our special guest was Attorney Benjamin Crump. The family of Michael Brown, an 18 year old Ferguson, MO man whom was gunned down by a police officer on [...]

08/13/2014

Real Talk Recap: All Star Panel

You’ve asked for it, and now you have it. Mitchell Shelby and Derrick Boazman join Rashad Richey’s Sunday panel discussion. Listen Below:

WAOK-AM–08/10/2014

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