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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Black, Hugo La Fayette 1886-1971. American jurist who served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1937-1971). He was noted for his ardent support of civil rights.
  • Black, Sir James Whyte Born 1924. British pharmacologist. He shared a 1988 Nobel Prize for developing drugs to treat heart disease and stomach and duodenal ulcers.
  • Black, Joseph 1728-1799. British chemist who rediscovered carbon dioxide (1756) and formulated the concepts of latent heat and specific heat.
  • Black, Shirley Temple Born 1928. American actress and public official. As Shirley Temple she was an immensely popular child actress of the 1930s, starring in films such as Bright Eyes (1934). As an adult she has held several diplomatic positions, including ambassador to Ghana (1974-1976).

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  • proper n. A surname.

Etymologies

From Middle English blak ("black"). Also a variant of Blake, from Old English blāc ("pale") and Blanc, from Old French blanc ("white"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A number of varieties that are almost black in color hail from Russia, like Black from Tula.

    You Say Tomato. They Say Phony.

  • The funny thing is, black Web sites such as MediaTakeOut. com, Bossip, and Young, Black and Fabulous have been following Bullock for years.

    Does Gossip Have a Skin Color?

  • The black told me of recent cases where the clan protected Black women and children. (after the civil war northern scum came south and preyed on blacks and whites alike, history books always seem to leave that out)

    OpEdNews - Diary: 81 year old black farmer arrested on terroristic threat allegations

  • Yes black people know that alot of "new" foreigners (first generation) do NOT like or trust Black or Hispanic people, based on area they moved to, imo, but they dont "hate us".

    McCain Camp Accuses Obama Of Hitting McCain On Age

  • The “shocking ignorance” that Obama talked about in his Pennsylvanian speech, goes beyond the church and in to mainstream black America, because unlike white America where everything you say is given a certain weight and where you learn to chose your words carefully, Black culture have become the realm of silliness where everything goes and where there is no consequence of being or acting like a fool.

    Quinnipiac: Hillary Ahead By Nine In PA Primary, Runs Stronger Than Obama In Big Swing States

  • I'm beginning to believe Eve was a black woman and we Black women are paying for all the world's sins through her actions eating the apple.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • While the idea that there is a black criminal waiting in the bushes to assault women is surely based in a desire to maintain white hegemony, this should not cause us to ignore the genuine cases of violence against Black women.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • The Voting Rights game is a winner because it mandates a few totally safe 65%+ black Districts, which actually causes the dilution of Black votes in several more districts where it could have had a big influence.

    "Congress can impose this disparate treatment forever because of the history in the South?"

  • Denied their blanket absolution, some whites mumble and even scream the n-word, as if it just dawned on them that some black people hate them; even though the Black version of Barack Obama's and Jeremiah Wright's Liberation Theology has existed for only a little less time than legislated federal Civil Rights and Voting Rights have--a small fraction of the lifespan of this country.

    What Do You People Want?

  • There have been many contributions in all fields and I say that to say that YES a black man is long over due to be chosen President and no better to way to accomplish this than with a man with Black and white blood who has lived in both worlds and knows the needs of both .

    The Obama-Palin dream ticket

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