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.

In this June 1, 2015 photo, a journalist looks at Vanity Fair's Twitter site with the Tweet about Caitlyn Jenner, who will be featured on the July cover of the magazine. Caitlyn Jenner, the transgender Olympic champion formerly known as Bruce, on Monday unveiled her new name and look in a sexy Vanity Fair cover shoot -- drawing widespread praise, including from the White House. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender campaigners -- and many well-wishers -- welcomed the high-profile debut, as did the 65-year-old Jenner's family, which includes the media-savvy celebrity Kardashian clan. "I'm so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self," Jenner wrote in her first tweet after the magazine released the July cover photo by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz. AFP PHOTO / MLADEN ANTONOV        (Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Rashad Richey’s Review: Would You Vote a Transgender Into Office?

Join our poll: Would you vote a known transgender into office? Or would your disagreeing with their lifestyle prevent them from earning your vote?

WAOK-AM–05/10/2016

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Rashad Richey’s Review: Does Atlanta Have a Gang Problem?

Join our poll. After the recent arrests of 32 alleged gang members including a former police officer, do you think Atlanta has a gang problem?

WAOK-AM–05/05/2016

UNITED STATES - APRIL 28 - Fake Tinder profiles for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, are seen on display at a party hosted by Tinder and Independent Journal Review during a weekend of festivities for the White House Corespondents Dinner, an annual gathering of journalists, celebrities, and politicos, at the W Hotel, in Washington, Thursday, April 28, 2016. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

Trump, Sanders Win the Indiana Primary

Trump and Sanders win Indiana. The picture is much clearer on the nominee for one party but what about the other?

WAOK-AM–05/04/2016

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 31: People wearing the masks of presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are seen  during the 42nd Annual Halloween Parade on October 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bilgin S. Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Rashad Richey’s Review: Do You Think Trump & Clinton Will Face Off?

With their respective leads heading into the Indiana Primary, do you think Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will face off to be the next President of the U.S.?

WAOK-AM–05/03/2016

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 30: (AFP OUT) Comedian Larry Wilmore speaks during the White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner on April 30, 2016 at the Washington Hilton hotel in Washington.This is President Obama's eighth and final White House Correspondents' Association dinner (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Larry Wilmore’s Uses the N Word During Obama’s Final Correspondence Dinner

Rashad Richey discusses Comedy Central host Larry Wilmore’s usage of the N word during Barack Obama’s final White House Correspondents Dinner.

WAOK-AM–05/02/2016

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Round Two: Owner of Ben Hill Custom Cleaners and Customer Face Off on Real Talk

The owner of Ben Hill Custom Cleaners and the customer who recorded his racist rant face off on Real Talk with Rashad Richey and discuss the heated exchange.

WAOK-AM–04/28/2016

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MLK To Appear on $5 Dollar Bill

Rashad Richey discusses the U.S. Treasury’s decision to add Martin Luther King Jr. to the $5 dollar bill.

WAOK-AM–04/27/2016

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 13:  (L-R)  Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin; Samaira Rice, the mother of Tamir Rice; and Lesley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown Jr; join the "Justice For All" march and rally in the nation's capital December 13, 2014 in Washington, DC. Organized by Sharpton's National Action Network, this march and others like it across the country aim to tell Congress and the country that demonstrators will not stand down until there is systemic change, accountability and justice in cases of police misconduct. Sharpton said the demonstration is happening in Washington "because all over the country we all need to come together and demand this Congress deal with the issues, that we need laws to protect the citizens in these states from these state grand jurors."  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Rashad Richey’s Review: Should the Families of Victims Killed by Police Continue to Settle Their Cases or Go To Trial?

Join our poll: Do you think the families of police shooting victims should continue to settle their lawsuits against police organizations or should they continue their lawsuits to receive the maximum amount for the deaths of their loved ones?

WAOK-AM–04/26/2016

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Rashad Richey’s Caller of the Week: April 22nd

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

04/22/2016

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Rashad Richey’s Review: Did Blacks Really Endorse Clinton’s ’94 Crime Bill?

Join our poll: Did African Americans really support Bill Clinton’s 1994 Crime Bill?

WAOK-AM–04/19/2016

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