Quotes containing word "black"

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Definitions and meanings of word "black"

• Noun: the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)

• Noun: total absence of light; examples: "they fumbled around in total darkness", "in the black of night"

• Noun: British chemist who identified carbon dioxide and who formulated the concepts of specific heat and latent heat (1728-1799)

• Noun: popular child actress of the 1930's (born in 1928)

• Noun: a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)

• Noun: (board games) the darker pieces

• Noun: black clothing (worn as a sign of mourning); example: "the widow wore black"

• Verb: make or become black; examples: "The smoke blackened the ceiling", "The ceiling blackened"

• Adj: being of the achromatic color of maximum darkness; having little or no hue owing to absorption of almost all incident light; examples: "black leather jackets", "as black as coal", "rich black soil"

• Adj: of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin; example: "a great people--a black people--...injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization"- Martin Luther King Jr"

• Adj: marked by anger or resentment or hostility; examples: "black looks", "black words"

• Adj: stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable; examples: "black deeds", "a black lie", "his black heart has concocted yet another black deed", "Darth Vader of the dark side", "a dark purpose", "dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility", "the scheme of some sinister intelligence bent on punishing him"-Thomas Hard"

• Adj: offering little or no hope; examples: "the future looked black", "prospects were bleak", "Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult"- J.M.Syng", "took a dim view of things"

• Adj: (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin; examples: "the stock market crashed on Black Friday", "a calamitous defeat", "the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign", "such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory"- Charles Darwi", "it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it"- Douglas MacArthu", "a fateful error"

• Adj: (of the face) made black especially as with suffused blood; example: "a face black with fury"

• Adj: extremely dark; examples: "a black moonless night", "through the pitch-black woods", "it was pitch-dark in the cellar"

• Adj: harshly ironic or sinister; examples: "black humor", "a grim joke", "grim laughter", "fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit"

• Adj: (of intelligence operations) deliberately misleading; example: "black propaganda"

• Adj: distributed or sold illicitly; example: "the black economy pays no taxes"

• Adj: (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame; examples: "Man...has written one of his blackest records as a destroyer on the oceanic islands"- Rachel Carso", "an ignominious retreat", "inglorious defeat", "an opprobrious monument to human greed", "a shameful display of cowardice"

• Adj: (of coffee) without cream or sugar

• Adj: dressed in black; examples: "a black knight", "black friars"

• Adj: soiled with dirt or soot; examples: "with feet black from playing outdoors", "his shirt was black within an hour"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "black"

Audre Lorde
8 quotes about black
American Writer, Poet, Activist
Sunday 18 February 1934 - 1992
Toni Morrison
11 quotes about black
American Novelist
Wednesday 18 February 1931 - Monday 5 August 2019
Spike Lee
7 quotes about black
American Writer, Actor, Producer, Director
Born Wednesday 20 March 1957
Stokely Carmichael
9 quotes about black
American Leader, Activist
Sunday 29 June 1941 - Sunday 15 November 1998
Nina Simone
5 quotes about black
American Writer, Musician, Activist, Songwriter
Tuesday 21 February 1933 - Monday 21 April 2003
Alice Walker
6 quotes about black
American Author
Born Wednesday 9 February 1944
Cornel West
6 quotes about black
American Philosopher, Critic, Author, Actor, Educator, Activist
Born Tuesday 2 June 1953
H. Rap Brown
8 quotes about black
American Activist
Born Monday 4 October 1943
Steven Biko
5 quotes about black
South African Activist
Wednesday 18 December 1946 - Monday 12 September 1977
Kathryn Stockett
5 quotes about black
American Novelist
Born 1969
Angela Davis
6 quotes about black
American Leader, Author, Activist, Scholar
Born Wednesday 26 January 1944
Gabrielle Union
5 quotes about black
American Leader, Actress, Model
Born Sunday 29 October 1972

Some white people hate black people, and some white people love black people, some black people hate white people, and some black people love white people. So you see it's not an issue of black and white, it's an issue of Lovers and Haters.

Eden Ahbez

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I was born in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1969, in a time and place where no one was saying, 'Look how far we've come,' because we hadn't come very far, to say the least. Although Jackson's population was half white and half black, I didn't have a single black friend or a black neighbor or even a black person in my school.

Kathryn Stockett

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There's an inherent idea that if a Black executive producer and a Black director are going to do a movie based on a Black writer's book that everybody is going to be Black.

Gabrielle Union

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Black writers, of whatever quality, who step outside the pale of what black writers are supposed to write about, or who black writers are supposed to be, are condemned to silences in black literary circles that are as total and as destructive as any imposed by racism.

Audre Lorde

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When we don't have information, we go to the simplest outlook, to black and white. But then we have to lie to ourselves. Black is never as black as you're painting it and white is never as white.

Patricia Sun

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In discussions around the hiring and firing of Black faculty at universities, the charge is frequently heard that Black women are more easily hired than are Black men.

Audre Lorde

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There's a very big gulf between the black civil rights leadership in America and the black middle class in America. The black middle class are conservative. Many of those minorities can be persuaded to be members of the Republican Party.

Pete du Pont

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Without black, no color has any depth. But if you mix black with everything, suddenly there's shadow - no, not just shadow, but fullness. You've got to be willing to mix black into your palette if you want to create something that's real.

Amy Grant

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Every now and then you get a nice Jewish kid who likes black people and they would come in, and it would be a stream of them, and have black friends and really feel the black struggle on the acting tip and it's a reason why all of us are not dying in the movie.

Mike Epps

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It's hard being black. You ever been black? I was black once - when I was poor.

Larry Holmes

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I got into my very theatrical phase. I wore only black: a big black hat and wild hair and wild black clothes, and I carried a sword stick. I went there still looking like Miss Florida, and I came back looking very different.

Delta Burke

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If we became students of Malcolm X, we would not have young black men out there killing each other like they're killing each other now. Young black men would not be impregnating young black women at the rate going on now. We'd not have the drugs we have now, or the alcoholism.

Spike Lee

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There's one more thing I want to say. It's a touchy subject. Black beauty. Black sensuality. We live in a culture where the beauty of black people isn't always as celebrated as other types. I'd like to help change that if I can!

Jody Watley

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That's why for Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society the colors are black and white. There are no gray issues. Life is black and it's white. There's no in-between.

Zakk Wylde

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I wanted to be a leading man - the black lawyer, the black doctor, the black policeman.

David Alan Grier

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No other group in America has so had their identity socialized out of existence as have black women... When black people are talked about the focus tends to be on black men; and when women are talked about the focus tends to be on white women.

Bell Hooks

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I try to speak my points of view about black America, and how I feel about black men and the role that black men should play in their lives with their children and in their lives with their women.

Will Smith

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I always give the example, if you turn on the radio today, black radio, Lenny Kravitz is not black. Bob Marley wasn't black: in the beginning, only white college stations played Bob Marley.

Spike Lee

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Certainly I feel like I'm the tip of the arrow at times because certainly the national media wants to talk about the fact that I'm a black Republican and some people think of that as zany that a black person would be a conservative but to me what is zany is any person black, white, red, brown or yellow not being a conservative.

Tim Scott

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To me, the black black woman is our essential mother, the blacker she is the more us she is and to see the hatred that is turned on her is enough to make me despair, almost entirely, of our future as a people.

Alice Walker

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