Omar Wasow


Props to Mom

About ten years ago, Brian Lamb, founder of C-SPAN, had just interviewed the writer Frank McCourt. McCourt invited Lamb to head uptown on the subway. My mom sees them and introduces herself to McCourt as the mother of a former student (McCourt was one of my HS English teachers). En route uptown, they all chat and it makes such an impression on Lamb that he reached out recently and invited me to be a guest on his show Q & A.

Money Saving Tips For the Holidays

Some tips for saving money this holiday shopping season:

Have other tips or suggestions? Send me an email at owasow {-at-} gmail dot com or find me on twitter: @owasow


I am an Assistant Professor in the Politics Department at Pomona College. I received a PhD in African American Studies, an MA in Government and an MA in Statistics from Harvard University. Previously, I co-founded and the Brooklyn Excelsior Charter School. I can be reached at owasow -at- gmail -dot- com.

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