Black Hand

Black Hand may refer to:

In underground groups:

  • Black Hand (extortion), an extortion racket practised by the Camorra and Mafia members in Italy and the United States
  • Black Hand (Serbia) (Crna Ruka), a secret society devoted to Serbian unification in 1910s
  • Black Hand (Palestine) (al-Kaff al-Aswad), an Islamist militant group in the British Mandate of Palestine in the 1930s
  • La Mano Negra ("The Black Hand"), a supposed secret and violent anarchist organization in Spain at the end of the 19th century

In modern culture

  • Mano Negra, a French pop-fusion band
  • Black Hand Gang, a series by Hans Jürgen Press
  • Black Hand (comics) a DC Comics supervillain
  • Black Hand (World of Darkness), fictional sect of vampires
  • Black Hand (VTES), the sixth expansion of White Wolf's collectible trading card game Vampire: The Eternal Struggle
  • Black Hand, a faction of the Brotherhood of Nod in the Command & Conquer series of games
  • Black Hand, a subversive group in the novel Eldest by Christopher Paolini
  • The Black Hand, 1906 movie; the earliest surviving gangster film (11 min.)
  • Black Hand (1950 film), 1950 film starring Gene Kelly

Famous quotes containing the words black and/or hand:

    (The black stream, catching on a sunken rock,
    Flung backward on itself in one white wave,
    And the white water rode the black forever.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    Suddenly, she wasn’t drunk anymore. Her hand was steady and she was cool. Like somebody making funeral arrangements for a murder not yet committed.
    John Paxton (1911–1985)