Newsone is happy to welcome popular Black cartoonist Lance Scurvin to our team.
Here is a short bio on Lance:
Lance “Scurv” Scurvin is an illustrator/writer/speaker/activist, who, through his provocative cartoons & expressions, prides himself on tackling the tough issues of the present day head on that others are deathly afraid to touch.
His politically incorrect & gritty urban flavored style of visuals pulls no punches with an explosive & brutal honesty that has swiftly made him an underground Internet favorite, earning him the title of “America’s Most Outspoken Artist.”
Although his work often forces one to face the many awkward aspects of class, sexism and race relations, he is equally interested in boldly championing the cause of those who feel they have no choice but to endure and accept the many grave injustices in our society.
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.