WCC 2013 Year-in-Review

logo2013 has been a big year for Water Cooler Convos. We won a Black Weblog Award and we’ve covered a wide range of stories. From the entertaining to the zany to the contentious to the heartbreaking, here is 2013 through the lens of WCC.

#1 Post of the Year

On-Campus Racism: SJSU Students Arrested for Torturing Black Roommate.

This post received over 30,000 hits in one day, and to date, it has received over 100,000 views. And for good reason. It’s got to be one of the most outrageous stories of the year, and it also epitomizes the racial issues that persist in America.

Race Issues


‘Affluenza’: A New Frontier in White Privilege

Cheerios Commercial Philosophers, Have Several Seats

Bump the Princess, In My Dreams, I’m the Prince like Phil Robertson

N-Bombing Paula Deen Gets The Boot

Big Brother 15: A Microcosm in a Society of Silent Bigotry

Social Activism Tastes Better When the Waiter is White

SNL Takes Us BLACK to the Future


Living … While Black


There is a Little Zimmerman in All of Us…

Young Girl Who Performed at Inauguration Shot and Killed in Chicago, Kiese Laymon’s Narrative Again?

Renisha McBride,19, Murdered For Needing Help While Black

When is Murder Okay? Rapper Kenny ‘Clutch’ Cherry Murdered in Las Vegas

Ever Been Arrested for Standing While Black? These Boys Have…

Black While Mothering


The Music You Should Be Listening To


The Music You Should Be Listening To: Dawn Richard

The Music You Should Be Listening To: Luke James

The Music You Should Be Listening To: Jhené Aiko

The Music You Should Be Listening To: Travis Garland

The Music You Should Be Listening To: Jarell Perry


Album Reviews


Fantasia – “Side Effects of You” Album Review

Kelly Rowland Finds Her Lane On “Talk A Good Game” (FINALLY!)

India Arie’s SongVersation Proves Authenticity Always Wins

TGT “3 Kings” Album Review

John Legend, ‘Love In The Future’: Album Review

Album Review: Justin Timberlake – The Complete 20/20 Experience

Tamar Braxton, Love And War: Album Review


Celebrity Antics


Timberlake and Thicke: The New Face of R&B and Soul?

Vanilla Ice 2.0: Robin Thicke Sues Marvin Gaye’s Family

The Travesty of Miley Cyrus’ ‘Black’: The Homegirls, Strippers, and ‘Gettin’ Turnt Up?’

On Miley Cyrus and Other Coonery

#SHEDIDTHAT Tamar Braxton Delivers a Baby Boy

Kimye Delivers Baby Girl

Kanye Confirms He Is Crazy to New York Times

Kanye West’s ‘Bound 2′ vs. Seth Rogen’s ‘Bound 3′


Award Shows

Meagan Good Dress

2013 MTV VMAs: Mediocrity Meets Appropriation

2013 BET Awards Recap

The Boss Moments and Epic Failures of the 2013 GRAMMYS

What You (Didn’t) Miss from the 2013 Oscars

The Non-Drama of Meagan Good’s “Revealing” Dress


On Our Blerd Behavior

Kanye and Urkel

Geek or Nerd or Glerd: Do You Know the Difference?

Marvel news

‘Race Themed’ Movies and the State of Black Cinema

The Perks of Being a Nerd (and an Extrovert)


Editor Favs


‘Trophy Scarves’: Who is Nate Hill Really Indicting?

Five Boston Marathon Bombing Conspiracy Theories Debunked

Throwing my 2 cents into the “Childfree” fray


But, there can’t be a better way to end the year and jump into 2014 other than a Pep Talk from Kid President.

Thanks for a great year, Water Cooler Community. Here’s to more snarkiness, blerdiness, and laughter in 2014.

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Daren W. Jackson

Daren is one half of the Water Cooler Convos team. He's a writer, music connoisseur, and comic book geek who spends his free time working on his novel and other short stories.