DeKalb Commissioner Admits He Referred To Himself As ‘Big Daddy’ To County Employee
August 11, 2017 1:43 PM
DeKalb County Commissioner Greg Adams went on the record with Rashad Richey after allegations of sexual harassment claims surfaced from a DeKalb employee. Adams, who is also a Christian bishop and former police officer said he never sexually harassed anyone. He admitted he may have been unwise in his communications with the alleged victim but Adams maintains he will be cleared of all wrong doing. During the on-air interview Adams said he did in fact ask for the alleged victim to send him a picture of her in a bikini but claims she initiated the conversation.
Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby Drops By Real Talk
August 10, 2017 1:14 PM
Today on Real Talk with Rashad Richey, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby along with husband and Maryland State Delegate Nick Mosby and Dekalb District Attorney Sherry Boston dropped in studio to discuss the Freddie Gray case, biases in law enforcement and solutions for the gap between communities of color and our legal justice system. Marilyn Mosby also discussed the opposition she faced after deciding to charge six cops in connection with the death of Freddie Gray. The Baltimore State’s Attorney has been under attack from some members of law enforcement and even President Donald J. Trump.
DeKalb County Police Kill Man Diagnosed With Mental Disorder
August 7, 2017 1:35 PM
Many are finding it hard to believe that 27-year-old Quintas “Shun” Harris’ cried out for help but received none when his mind was fighting him on that tragic night.
According to his parents, his mental health issues started when he was discharged from the Navy in 2011. He often said he felt he let everyone down. Eventually, Harris, a graduate of The Montgomery Job Corps Center and father of two, was diagnosed with health related illnesses; bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and PTSD.
Just hours before his tragic death by Dekalb County officers, he told his mother he was pursued by voices telling him people wanted to kill him. She pleaded with him to take his medicine. Just hours later during a mental health episode, he was killed.
Beulah Heights University On The Rise
August 4, 2017 12:52 PM
President of Beulah Heights University, Dr. Benson Karanja along with the VP of Operations, Mr. Peter Karanja joined Rashad Richey to discuss the upcoming Fall semester and scholarship opportunities for their world-class MBA program. An 800 student campus, BHU just celebrated its 99th year providing college education to students of all backgrounds. For more information about BHU degree programs, campus life or community endeavors go to www.Beulah.edu or call 404-627-2681.
Lawyer For The Victim Of Dekalb Police Beating Speaks
August 3, 2017 10:29 AM
In an exclusive interview, Robert James, the criminal defense lawyer of Ms. Katie Mcrary (woman who was beaten with a baton by a Dekalb County cop) went on record about the criminal charges she still faces and his thoughts on the incident. Rashad Richey asked questions about Attorney James days as Dekalb DA and would he have charged the same client he is now defending.
Dekalb CEO Speaks Candidly About Recent Video Of Dekalb Cop Beating
August 3, 2017 10:23 AM
For the first time Dekalb County CEO Michael Thurmond speaks candidly about the video showing an African-American woman being beaten with a baton by a cop. He also takes the opportunity to highlight what the county has done to foster more cohesion between members of law enforcement and citizens. Rashad Richey host of “Real Talk with Rashad Richey” presses the CEO on his response to the video.
Sierra Ridge Apartment Complex Water Crisis
August 1, 2017 1:09 PM
The water at the Sierra Ridge Apartment complex was disconnected due to a bill of $690,000 which accrued over the past two years with the City of Atlanta Watershed Management. During this same period of time residents say they were making their rent payments promptly which included their payments for water service. The new owners claim they were not aware of an overdue water bill from the previous owners.’
On Monday, July 31 the day before school started in the City of Atlanta. On “Real Talk with Rashad Richey” he contacted Meria Carstarphen, Superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools who provided several methods in which they were helping the children in the community. City Council President Ceasar Mitchell also joined the program to address concerns about the water shut off and stated he believed this was an issue that could be addressed by close of business. There is now a two week grace period for water services to continue for the residents.
Just Decks Is Assisting The Elderly For Free
July 28, 2017 1:07 PM
OC Kirk, owner of Just Decks, a company that builds patios, decks and room extensions, joined “Real Talk with Rashad Richey” to highlight the work they are doing in the Atlanta community. Just Decks decided to help a few senior citizens who were on a fixed income have free decks and ramps for better mobility to their homes. It’s important to support businesses who support others.
Chevron Manager Addresses The Beating Of A Woman By A Dekalb County Officer
July 24, 2017 1:06 PM
For the first time since the much publicized police beating of a homeless woman happened, Manager Khalid Hussain of the Chevron gas station and convenience store on Glenwood Road in Decatur answered questions about the incident. On June 4, 2017 cell phone video taken by another customer captured a DeKalb County Police Officer beating Katie McCrary a homeless African-American woman in the store while charging her with resisting arrest. After an internal affairs investigation by DeKalb County Police the Officer was cleared of any wrongdoing.
Since the release of the video members of the community have started protesting against the owner of the store and the investigation has been reopened against the officer.
Man Served 27 Years For A Crime He Did Not Commit
July 20, 2017 12:59 PM
Jimmie Gardner served nearly 27 years in a West Virginia state prison for crimes he was exonerated for. Jimmie decided to come in studio to discuss his ordeal with Rashad Richey. An amazing journey filled with disappointment, faith and even triumph.
Dekalb Commissioner Kathie Gannon Admitted She Did Not Review Video Footage of Recorded Police Assault on Citizen
July 14, 2017 11:06 AM
After footage of a Dekalb County police officer surfaced of him beating a woman with a night stick, Commissioner Kathie Gannon, presiding officer of the Dekalb County Board of Commissioners joined Rashad Richey to discuss. Commissioner Gannon seemed unprepared for the interview and admitted she had not reviewed the short video clip showing the Dekalb officer and his assault on the woman.
Daughter claims mother Ann Spell who’s serving a 20-year prison sentence is innocent!
July 9, 2017 12:27 PM
A business opportunity with the Troup Bell organization in association with The United Way (in LaGrange, GA) once seemed like an opportunity of a lifetime for this unsuspecting Mother & Grandmother. This dream was quickly deferred when Ann Spell was allegedly railroaded in covert financial schemes initiated by members within the Troup bell organization.
Timme’sha Burgess, daughter of Ann Spell went live with Rashad Richey to tell her mother’s story; This is a compelling interview about a woman who’s being incarcerated in the American Justice system and a daughter who’s fighting for FREEDOM!8
Usher’s Youth Based Initiative
July 5, 2017 1:21 PM
Usher joins Rashad Richey to discuss his Usher’s New Look Foundation and what he’s doing to cultivate young thought leaders through technology. Usher’s New Look is a non-profit organization that transforms the lives of under served youth through a 10-year comprehensive program that develops passion-driven, global leaders.
Confederate Sympathizer Goes One on One With Rashad Richey Part 2
June 27, 2017 12:32 PM
It was so good the first time that we had to bring Mr John C Hall Jr. to continue to unpack the Confederate mind. While Confederates monuments on government property are being torn down around the country there are still those who would rather keep these images of oppression alive and well. Rashad takes on Confederate sympathizer, author John Hall, Jr. In the interview John shares his belief that slaves were actually servants and treated like family.
Confederate Sympathizer Goes One on One With Rashad Richey
June 26, 2017 10:33 AM
While Confederates monuments on government property are being torn down around the country there are still those who would rather keep these images of oppression alive and well. Rashad takes on Confederate sympathizer, author John Hall, Jr. In the interview John shares his belief that slaves were actually servants and treated like family.
Jon Ossoff On The Trail, Stops By To Set The Record Straight.
June 14, 2017 1:06 PM
Rashad Richey joins Ryan Cameron and Wanda Smith on the morning show and interviews Jon Ossoff, 6th District Congressional candidate. Questions about mass incarceration, livable wages and even his musical taste and affinity for Outcast were asked! Ossoff also answered questions about the negative campaign ads and Trump’s tweets about him.
Bill Edwards The New Mayor Of South Fulton Opens Up
June 12, 2017 11:45 AM
Rashad Richey goes live with Mayor Bill Edwards of the new City of South Fulton as he reflects on his recent victory. Mayor Edwards also discusses the recent court ruling involving City of Atlanta, vision for South Fulton, crime and more.
Education, The Choice is Yours
June 6, 2017 12:47 PM
I’ve been a long time advocate and supporter of our public school systems and will always continue that fight. Just like you, I envision a future in education where every child has the resources to succeed regardless of zip code. But it’s clear to me there has been an assault and over-politicization of the public school debate. In GA we have schools that are UNDERFUNDED and OVERCROWDED. The truth is we are all in agreement that many of our public schools are underperforming and students suffer the biggest loss in that equation. The question is, how can we fix the academic achievement gaps in our Georgia public schools?
Recently I was able to take a trip to Washington D.C. hosted by an organization called BOOK (Better Outcomes for Our Kids) led by David Mitchell, where myself and other community focused individuals with backgrounds in public education, civil rights and advocacy learned about “school choice” models. Before you let that terminology “school choice” frighten you, allow me to render my unfiltered conclusions…
In GA we have a current political hot potato with “private charter schools” versus traditional public education. It’s evident, some charter schools do have certain advantages; they are less restricted by traditional methods of education, can mandate parent involvement and make adjustments to increase academic performance without a bureaucracy. The truth is, these “private charter schools” are not truly “private” but rather “non-traditional public schools” with an operational charter from either the state or local government to provide academic curriculum. The students who attend are usually from the local area; there’s no cost for attendance and the institutions are funded by public education dollars. In many cases the local community controls the school BUT there are non-for-profit companies who have made charter style education BIG business which is the main reason some people are very critical of the entire publicly funded charter school movement.
During my trip to D.C. there were two institutions that stood out to me. One was a school displaying a tremendously strong African-American faculty and staff. The kids were learning in a fun and innovative environment. Dedication to the students became even more evident as our tour continued. Another school we visited had virtually an all White leadership staff but the school and neighborhood were virtually 100% African-American. The optics of this scenario were bad enough but when we walked the halls it seemed stoic. The kids weren’t engaging and the mood was not of a fun learning environment. It actually left me with a feeling in the pit of my stomach that was not pleasant. There seemed to be a strong disconnect between student and teacher.
As with most professional establishments there’s good and bad implementation. D.C. has been engaged in the publicly funded charter approach for almost 20 years and virtually half of their public schools are charter schools. They also have laws and procedures to ensure inferior charter programs never see the light of day. And there’s true government oversight with an appointed charter school director accountable to the tax payers. However, none of this exists in GA… at least not yet. If we are going to solve the political debate between “pro charter” and “pro traditional public schools” we will need to not only look at changing our information consumption around this topic but also our state laws to ensure we’re giving our kids and their parents the best choice possible with proper oversight and accountability ensuring the highest levels of quality in education.
Larry Hoover Jr. In An Unprecedented Exclusive Interview
June 1, 2017 1:13 PM
Rashad Richey interviews Larry Hoover Jr., son of the founder of the Gangster Disciples to discuss the crime riddled streets of Chicago. Hoover Jr also provides insight into the lack of structure within the various gangs that frequent the south side of Chicago and what he is attempting to do to create change.
Commissioner Dee Clemmons Receives Death Threats Behind Stance on Confederate Flag
May 31, 2017 1:04 PM
Henry County Commissioner Dee Clemmons goes on the record with Rashad Richey after coming under fire for objecting to the Confederate flag flying on government property. After Commissioner Clemmons made her statements she began to receive hundreds of hate e-mails including but not limited to racial slurs and death threats.