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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Rashad Richey’s Review: Should African Americans Leave the Democratic Party?

Join our poll: Should African Americans abandon the Democratic party to form their own political party?

WAOK-AM–03/17/2016

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Mississippi Attorney Files Federal Lawsuit to Have Confederate Flag Removed

Attorney Carlos Moore, discusses the federal lawsuit he’s filed to have the Confederate Flag removed from Mississippi state grounds.

WAOK-AM–03/15/2016

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Rashad Richey’s Review: Are Trump Supporters Ill-Informed?

Do you think Donald Trump’s political supporters are fully informed of his political stance and what he plans to do if elected President?

WAOK-AM–03/10/2016

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Pastor Taffi Dollar Details New Initiatives on Real Talk

Pastor Taffi Dollar, Wife of Dr. Creflo Dollar, discusses Women’s Conference and more with Rashad Richey.

WAOK-AM–03/10/2016

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APS Chairman Courtney English Talks Turnaround Vote with Community

Atlanta Public Schools Chairman Courtney English discusses turnaround vote with Rashad Richey and members of the community.

WAOK-AM–03/09/2016

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Rashad Richey’s Review: APS Turnaround Vote

Rashad Richey’s Review: Is the Atlanta Board of Education approving to close and consolidate schools to stop a government takeover an appropriate action?

WAOK-AM–03/08/2016

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Rashad Richey’s Caller of the Week

Are you a regular listener of Real Talk with Rashad Richey? Enjoy the most memorable caller from the week.

WAOK-AM–03/04/2016

DETROIT, MI - MARCH 03:  Republican presidential candidates (Lto R) Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) participate in a debate sponsored by Fox News at the Fox Theatre on March 3, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. Voters in Michigan will go to the polls March 8 for the State's primary.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Rashad Richey’s Review: Are Republican Presidential Candidates Being Sincere in their Bashing of Trump

Join our Poll: Are Republican Presidential Candidates being sincere if they bash Donald Trump today, but pledge to support him if he wins the Republican Presidential Nomination?

WAOK-AM–03/04/2016

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MARCH 1:  Children play as their grandmother votes at Millwood High School on Super Tuesday March 1, 2016 in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma voters head to the polls for the 2016 Presidential Primary.  (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

The Aftermath of Super Tuesday

Rashad Richey discusses the results from Super Tuesday with the WAOK community.

WAOK-AM–03/03/2016

MILWAUKEE, WI - FEBRUARY 11:  Democratic presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders (L) and Hillary Clinton (R) greet guests after participating in the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidate debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on February 11, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.The debate is the final debate before the Nevada caucuses scheduled for February 20.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Rashad Richey’s Review: Black Men Women Split on Democratic Candidates

Judging by the calls he’s received on Real Talk, Rashad Richey has noticed the majority of African-American men supporting Bernie Sanders and African-American women supporting Hillary Clinton.

WAOK-AM–03/01/2016

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