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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Video of Out of Control McKinney, TX Police Officer Sparks Outrage

Outraged sparked across the country after a video was released of a McKinney, TX Police officer throwing a fourteen year old African American teenage female on the ground with his knee in her back. The […]

WAOK-AM–06/08/2015

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APS Cuts Music Programs in Elementary Schools

It has been reported that Atlanta Public Schools has decided to cut the orchestra and band programs in all elementary schools due to budget constraints. Music advocate Cherise Jefferson called into Real Talk and spoke […]

WAOK-AM–06/03/2015

T.K. Olivari uses a microscope to photograph a bud of medical marijuana at the Highland Health medical dispensary and wellness center in Denver, Colorado, U.S., on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009. Medical marijuana is reportedly more effective than conventional pain management medications or painkillers in patients with terminal diseases like AIDS and cancer. Photographer: Matthew Staver/Bloomberg

Too Black for the Cannabis Biz?

The legalization of Cannabis has been taking place from state to state for the past few years, and with the large amounts of tax revenue being collected more states will follow suit. This billion dollar […]

WAOK-AM–05/28/2015

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Snubbed Cobb County Valedictorian Speaks with Rashad Richey

Drayton McJunkins was the only African-American valedictorian in Cobb County this year, but was snubbed by the Marietta Daily Journal as they neglected to acknowledge him as such. Instead they acknowledged another student as the […]

WAOK-AM–05/26/2015

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Veterans Share Their Stories with Rashad Richey

In celebration of Memorial Day, Rashad Richey was joined by two Vietnam Veterans, Eldson McGhee and Elijah Fobbs. Both shared detailed war stories and their struggles after serving their country, along with the military industrial […]

WAOK-AM–05/25/2015

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Congressman Hank Johnson Succeeds on Police Demilitarization Bill

Congressman Hank Johnson has been pushing his Police Demilitarization Bill for months now in efforts to prevent police departments from having military grade weapons to use on civilians. President Barack Obama did not sign the […]

WAOK-AM–05/21/2015

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Rockdale County Commissioner Speaks on Move Against Rockdale Judge

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations is currently investigating the a pill that was found dissolving in the water glass of Rockdale County Chief Judge Phinia Aten. The GBI does know what the substance is but […]

WAOK-AM–05/21/2015

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Union City Mayor Speaks on Ariston Waiters Case

The Mayor of Union City, Vince Williams, called into Real Talk and spoke with Rashad Richey on the new investigation into the police shooting that claimed the life of unarmed teen Ariston Waiters in 2012. […]

WAOK-AM–05/21/2015

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Mother of Ariston Waiters Speaks With Rashad After Case is Reopened

The Mother of Ariston Waiters, an unarmed Union City teen that was shot twice in the back and killed by a Union City Police Officer, called in to Real Talk and spoke with Rashad Richey […]

WAOK-AM–05/19/2015

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Rashad Richey’s Explosive Response to Principal of TNT Academy

Nancy Gorgdeuk, the Founder and Principle of TNT Academy, became a viral sensation recently with her controversial remarks during the schools graduation ceremony. The video shows an agitated Gorgdeuk antagonizing a group of people for […]

WAOK-AM–05/11/2015

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