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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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

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed speaks as Hal Sirkin, Senior Partner at Boston Consulting Group, listens during a panel discussion in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Jan. 11, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Atlanta Employees Cash In on Unused Vacation Time

Many people have mixed opinions when it comes to elected officials monetizing off of their unused vacation time. Moreover, tens of thousands of tax dollars are paying for it. Is it fair? Is it legal? […]

WAOK-AM–08/07/2014

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The Frontlines of the Ebola Virus

Dr. Patricia Riley, missionary to Liberia, West Africa for the past 14 years, spoke with WAOK’s Rashad Richey about the Ebola epidemic across West Africa. Dr. Riley was stationed in West Africa until May 2014, […]

WAOK-AM–08/06/2014

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Leaked Campaign Memo Reveals Michelle Nunn Not Targeting African Americans

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey, the discussion was the leaking of Senatorial hopeful Michelle Nunn’s campaign plan, and its lacking of targeting African American voters, and the social website Twitter and its lack […]

WAOK-AM–07/29/2014

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City of Detroit Tapped Out

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey, the discussion was the city of Detroit terminating its water services to residents, but continuing services to businesses whose accounts were delinquent. Water officials from the city of […]

WAOK-AM–07/28/2014

Former Dekalb Co. Sheriff’s Office Employee Files Suit

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey, our special guest was Darling Thompson, a former employee of the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office. Thompson alleges in a lawsuit that the Sheriff made employees work on his […]

WAOK-AM–07/17/2014

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Sarah Palin Calling for the Impeachment of President Obama

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey, Rashad discussed Sarah Palin calling for the impeachment of President Barack Obama. Palin stated the immigration issue, in which she claims was created by Obama, is a blatant […]

WAOK-AM–07/15/2014

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Money Talks, Christian’s Walk

Today on Real Talk, host Rashad Richey asked “Are we selling out for money?” Rashad posed this question stemming from the beginning of the demolition of Friendship Baptist Church, after agreeing to sale their property […]

WAOK-AM–07/14/2014

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