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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.

To have Rashad come and speak to your group please email all requests.

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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

Andrew Young

Ambassador Andrew Young Visits Real Talk

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey, our special guest was Ambassador Andrew Young. Ambassador Young stopped by Real Talk to inform the community of the Andrew Young Foundation’s 2nd Pass on Blessings Awards Ceremony. [...]

WAOK-AM–05/15/2014

Marquenta Sands

APS Safety and Security Director Updates Community on New Safety Measures

APS Chief Marquenta Sands Director of Safety & Security Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey our special guest was APS Chief Director of Safety and Security Marquenta Sands. Chief Sands stopped by Real Talk [...]

WAOK-AM–05/15/2014

Denesha Chambers

Rashad Richey Examines Internal Causes of Violence

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey, our special guest Denesha Chambers, a licensed Professional Counselor and CEO and Founder of Living Color Red LLC. Denesha Chambers joined Rashad and the Real Talk audience in [...]

WAOK-AM–05/14/2014

Meria Carstarphen

New APS Superintendent Meria Carstarphen Makes Brief Appearance on Real Talk with Rashad Richey

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey, our special guest was newly elected APS Superintendent Meria Carstarphen. After an extensive search for a new superintendent, the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education unanimously approved the [...]

WAOK-AM–05/13/2014

Rep. Bill Mitchell

Representative Billy Mitchell Hosts Firearm Training Program

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey, our special guest was Representative Bill Mitchell. Representative Mitchell stopped by Real Talk to inform the community that he will be hosting a firearms training program. This program [...]

WAOK-AM–05/13/2014

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Rashad Richey: #Bring Back Our Girls

As I interviewed Nigerian born Prince Koya Olateru, it became painfully obvious the President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan responded to the kidnapping of over 200 young Nigerian girls too late. He chose not to publicly [...]

WAOK-AM–05/09/2014

Wallace House

Kidnapped Nigerian Girls and Atlanta’s Sex Trafficking

Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey, our special guests were Wallace House III and Dr. William Russell of Youth Connections Inc. a non-profit organization in Metro Atlanta working to end teen homelessness. Dr. Russell [...]

WAOK-AM–05/08/2014

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Real Talk With Rashad Richey: BBC Interview

For the last  week, BBC reporter Murphy Cobbings, has been spending time here in Atlanta doing some research into the civil rights movement.  During her visit Murphy traveled around the city visiting landmarks like Piedmont Park,  Lenox [...]

WAOK-AM–05/06/2014

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Rashad Richey: Slavery Is Still Profitable

Who would have figured the city known for civil rights, progressive thought and boast of having the biggest entertainers in the country is also the human trafficking capitol of the world. A recently released federal [...]

WAOK-AM–05/01/2014

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