Black

Black is the color of coal, ebony, and the night sky. It is the very darkest color, the result of the absence of or complete absorption of light. It is the opposite of white.

In the Western World, it is the color most commonly associated with mourning, the end, secrets, magic, power, violence, evil, and elegance.

Read more about Black:  Variations of Black, Etymology and Language, Political Movements, Selected Flags Containing Black, Religion, Sports, Black in Other Cultures, Idioms and Expressions

Famous quotes containing the word black:

    Know that, on the right hand of the Indies, there is an island called California, very near to the Terrestrial Paradise, which was peopled with black women.... Their arms were all of gold.
    —For the State of California, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    I wake and feel the fell of dark, not day.
    What hours, O what black hours we have spent
    This night!
    Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889)

    Quadroon mermaids, Afro angels, black saints
    balanced upon the switchblades of that air
    and sang.
    Robert Earl Hayden (1913–1980)