Hi, I’m Gavin Wax. I am a New York-based conservative political commentator and columnist.
I am the 76th President of the New York Young Republican Club, Chairman of the New York Republican Liberty Caucus, Chairman of the Association of Young Republican Clubs, Digital Director of the Young Republican National Federation, Corresponding Secretary of the Association of New York State Young Republican Clubs, National Spokesman of Republicans for National Renewal, Ambassador for Turning Point USA, Associate Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, and a Writing Fellow for America’s Future Foundation.
I have appeared on Fox News, One America News, Bold TV, Newsmax, America Voice News, The First TV, and Compound Media.
My articles have been published in Townhall, Newsweek, The Daily Caller, Human Events, The Hill, The Washington Examiner, RealClearDefense, RealClearPolicy, Foundation for Economic Education, Mises Institute, The Federalist, Western Journal, American Greatness, and Newsmax.
New York Young Republican Club black-tie gala, Dec. 4, 2021.
Club President Gavin Wax with event speakers, club officers and board, and honorees.
Barbara from Harlem
The “Godmother” of Black Conservatives
•Barbara from Harlem (born in the Bronx and raised in Harlem, NYC) is the mother of five (5) children, who she raised single-handedly. She has been a conservative for over 20 years.
She was first dubbed “Barbara from Harlem” by former WABC radio host, Jay Diamond, who suggested that she use this handle when she called into his show to speak out against the verdict in the O.J. Simpson. Barbara was brave enough to defy the conventional wisdom and belief in the black community. She believed (and still does) that O.J. murdered his late wife, Nicole, and Ron Goldman.
•She wrote her compelling and inspirational memoir “Escaping the Racism of Low Expectations” to chronicle her journey from liberal –by- default to Conservative.
•Like most blacks, she was taught that Black equals Democrat. Her memoir describes how she broke free from the Democrat plantation.
•She has started businesses and has managed not-for-profit organizations to help inner city youth.
•She has spoken at and participated in Republican and Conservative clubs, in different parts of the country, including at the 603 Alliance in New Hampshire. In fact, she attended the first massive tea party in D.C. in 2009, and has spoken at a number of Tea Party events.
•Barbara from Harlem’s memoir, “Escaping the Racism of Low Expectations” is a hit in Conservative circles!
•Her memoir has been endorsed by the “Great One” Mark Levin on his Facebook and Twitter accounts. Furthermore, she has been a guest on Mark Levin’s radio program a number of times.
•Her weekly live-stream show on Facebook (“Our Urban Story”) is viewed by thousands.
•Even as a registered Democrat, she campaigned for Rudy Giuliani when he first ran for mayor of NYC, and other conservative candidates. In addition, in 2016 she campaigned actively for then-candidate Donald J. Trump. Moreover, she supported President Trump in 2020 for re-election because she believes that he has done more for blacks than any other President, with the exception of Abraham Lincoln.
•At least three (3) of her videos on Facebook have gone viral, having been viewed at least one (1) million times.
•Barbara has even influenced life-time Democrats in NYC to vote for a Republican, President Donald J. Trump, for the first-time in their lives.
•She was dubbed the “Godmother of Black Conservatives” by Darius Mayfield of “Not Black, Not White, American” Podcast. [He is renown for cleaning up cities around the country, because he was inspired by Scott Pressler. Mr. Mayfield is now running for Congress in NJ.]
Escaping the Racism of Low Expectations
Barbara from Harlem will be signing her compelling and illuminating memoir
for purchase at the January 6th meeting!
I am Barbara from Harlem and my God, my Country, and my Conscience are my guides.
I was a liberal by default. I asked no questions. I had no answers. I just pulled the lever to vote for Democrats as was expected of me. Most of my fellow Black Americans do not fully understand what the term “liberal” means, or who or what they are voting for. And, in turn they don’t realize how harmful those “liberal” policies are to our freedoms and liberties as Americans.
I was born into a culture that believes Black equals Democrat. A broken home, failed marriage, and a feeling of victimization fueled my need for inclusion, which the Democratic Party fulfilled. As an activist and member of the NAACP and Democratic Clubs in Harlem, the men I looked up to—the Rev. Jesse Jackson (whom I also campaigned for), Congressman Charlie Rangel, and Rev. Al Sharpton—reinforced the negative perceptions that shaped my world.
But just like false prophets, the false narrative that has been spoon-fed to us by Black leaders, the Black community, the media, and progressive politicians has enslaved Blacks in a victimhood mentality and entitlement mindset.
But my eyes were opened to reject victimhood and lack of accountability. My journey has proven to me that when you have clarity of conscience, love of God, and a deep-seated belief in America’s goodness, your life will be enriched and your focus will change to one of accountability.
I am Barbara from Harlem. I fought my way out. You can too.