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 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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Video of 5-Year Old’s Paddling Pushes Corporal Punishment to the Forefront

Rashad Richey discusses corporal punishment and its effectiveness or lack thereof with the WAOK community.

WAOK-AM–04/18/2016

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Rashad Richey’s Review: African American’s and the Two Party System

Join our poll: Should blacks continue to support a two party system or look for a third party option?

WAOK-AM–04/12/2016

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Clarkston Mayor Aims to Decriminalize Marijuana

Clarkston, GA Mayor Ted Terry discusses how he plans to decriminalize marijuana with Rashad Richey.

WAOK-AM–04/11/2016

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Rashad Richey’s Caller of the Week: April 8th

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

WAOK-AM–04/08/2016

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Rashad Richey’s Review: Black Lives Matter and Black on Black Violence

Join our poll: After Ray Lewis’ comments do you think the Black Lives Matter Movement should address black on black violence?

WAOK-AM–04/07/2016

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Should Homosexuals Be Allowed to Adopt?

Rashad Richey discusses Mississippi’s Religious Freedom Bill, and asks if homosexuals should be allowed to adopt children.

WAOK-AM–04/06/2016

O.J. Simpson sits in courtroom

Rashad Richey’s Review: The People vs. OJ Simpson

Join our poll: Do you think OJ Simpson was guilty of the murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman?

WAOK-AM–04/05/2016

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)

What Are Your Qualifications for President?

Rashad Richey discusses the qualities people look for in a potential Presidential candidate.

WAOK-AM–04/04/2016

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