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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.

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Coerced Confessions and Wrongful Convictions

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey, we discussed coerced confessions which lead to wrongful convictions. Recently five African-American men were awarded $40 million for being wrongfully convicted for the rape and murder of a [...]

WAOK-AM–06/24/2014

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Officials Vote to Bring Marta to Clayton County

Clayton County, home of the world’s busiest airport and the largest African American population in the Metro Atlanta area, is still fighting for the return of public transportation. WAOK’s Rashad Richey, spoke with the founding [...]

WAOK-AM–06/19/2014

Blacks In TV

Negative Images of African Americans in the Media

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey our special guests were former State Senator Steen Miles and the founder of Black on Purpose TV Michael Campbell. Senator Miles and Michael Campbell, joined Rashad Richey in [...]

WAOK-AM–06/16/2014

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Are Black Organizations Selling Out For Money?

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey our special guest was Cheryl Baldwin, the head of the Clayton County Chapter of the NAACP. Cheryl joined Rashad in his discussion of black organizations possibly selling out [...]

WAOK-AM–06/12/2014

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Real Talk with Rashad Richey: Richey Demands Justice

Today Rashad Richey had a great interview with  Mr. John Hope Bryant  discussing his new book “How The Poor Can Save Capitalism“.  He is the founder of the non-profit organization Operation Hope.  Bryant believes if we [...]

WAOK-AM–06/11/2014

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Marcus Coleman Updates Community on Toddler Injured by Flashbang

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey our special guest was Community Activist Marcus Coleman. Marcus Coleman is the spokesperson for the family of Bounkham “Bou Bou” Phonesavanh, a 19-month-old, who asleep in his portable [...]

WAOK-AM–06/05/2014

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Rashad Richey Asks: Bowe Bergdahl – Deserter Or Hero?

Last week the Obama administration announced the negotiated release of American P.O.W., Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl – and it has come with harsh criticisms. The US “swapped” five Taliban P.O.W.s from Guantanamo Bay to make this [...]

WAOK-AM–06/03/2014

Bowe Bergdahl

Bowe Bergdahl, American Hero or Deserter?

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey our special guest was former Air Force Veteran and Attorney Harry Daniels. Attorney Daniels joined Rashad and the WAOK audience in the discussion of US soldier Sergent Bowe [...]

WAOK-AM–06/03/2014

Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority

Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority stops by Real Talk

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey, our special guests were Kristian Belton, Courtney Branch, and Sharon Quinn, the public relations team of the Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority (FACAA).  The trio stopped by Real [...]

WAOK-AM–05/30/2014

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Rashad Richey Speaks with Congressman David Scott on VA Scandal

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey our special guest was Congressman David Scott. Congressman Scott recently expressed his outrage with President Barack Obama and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, and veteran’s allegations of misconduct, [...]

WAOK-AM–05/22/2014

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