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 Caller of the Week: April 1st

Enjoy a recap of the most entertaining and controversial caller this week on Real Talk with Rashad Richey.

WAOK-AM–04/01/2016

A Center for Disease Control report shows that US abortions have decreased to the lowest levels in a decade. (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Rashad Richey’s Review: Politicizing the Abortion Debate

Join Our Poll: After Donald Trump’s recent comments on abortion, do you think the abortion debate has been over politicized?

WAOK-AM–03/31/2016

Rashad Richey & Casey Grant

Delta’s First Black Flight Attendant

Casey Grant, Delta Airlines’ first black flight attendant, discusses her new book with Rashad Richey.

WAOK-AM–03/28/2016

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Rashad Richey’s Caller of the Week: March 25

Listen to a recap of the most entertaining and controversial caller of Real Talk with Rashad Richey this week.

WAOK-AM–03/25/2016

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Rashad Richey’s Review: African Americans and Reparations

Join our poll: Should the United States pay African Americans reparations for slavery?

WAOK-AM–03/24/2016

Rob Woods & Rashad Richey in the 1380 WAOK Studios

The Fight Continues Against the Religious Freedom Bill

Rob Woods of Georgia Equality discusses the passage of the Religious Freedom Bill with Rashad Richey.

WAOK-AM–03/23/2016

Mourners Gather For Funeral Of Nine-Year-Old Girl Killed In Tucson Shooting

Rashad Richey’s Review: America and its Allies

Rashad Richey’s Review: Is the United States and its allies safer after waging its war on terror? Join our poll.

WAOK-AM–03/22/2016

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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

charleston church shooting

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

Donald Trump Is Running For President

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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