This dish packs some heat. Cut back on the chipotle peppers for a more mild taste if you prefer. Stand the corncob upright on one end and use a knife to carefully shave the kernels off the cob. Place in a large bowl. Strain the black beans through a colander, then rinse with cold water. Pat dry, then add the indicated amount to the bowl of corn. Dice tomatoes, then add to corn mixture.
Prepare a food processor with the blade attachment. Slice open chipotle peppers and scoop out seeds. Place peppers in food processor along with adobo sauce from the can. Avoid touching your face when handling peppers, and wash hands immediately after. Trim cilantro leaves from the stems. Pack the measuring cup full, then add to the food processor along with the honey and fresh lime juice. Process until mixture is almost smooth, then, with motor running, drizzle in olive oil. Stop and scrape sides, then season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour into bowl of corn and black beans. Stir corn and black bean mixture until sauce is well incorporated, then fold in the queso blanco. Check final seasoning and add more salt and pepper if necessary, then cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Transfer spicy black bean and corn salsa to a serving bowl or dinner plates. Ready to eat!
From <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/22/sandra-bland-family-non-indictment/" target="_blank"><strong>Sandra Bland</strong></a> to the shootings in <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/06/20/why-is-south-carolina-using-a-judge-in-the-charleston-church-massacre-who-has-used-the-n-word-before/" target="_blank">Charleston, South Carolina</a>, African Americans were sadly reminded that being <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/13/police-brutality-2015/" target="_blank">Black in America</a> is much harder than it ought to be. And yet in the same breath, 2015 was a year of Black joy during which our culture dominated not only in our lives, but in the mainstream consciousness. From <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/07/16/lee-daniels-and-taraji-p-henson-emmy-empire/" target="_blank">Cookie Lyons</a> to the <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/10/17/ebony-editor-comments-cosby-cover/" target="_blank">Cosby <em>Ebony </em>cover</a>, our brilliance helped to push the conversation, affirm our greatness, make history and most important, make us laugh.
So to celebrate that greatness, we put together this list of the most defining Black pop culture moments of 2015. And don’t worry: <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/08/rachel-dolezal-interview/" target="_blank">Rachel Dolezal </a>is nowhere to be seen.