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Black person


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Black person a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
    • ***


  • Mary Daly
    Mary Daly
    “A woman's asking for equality in the church would be comparable to a black person's demanding equality in the Ku Klux Klan.”
  • Mae West
    “Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is.”
  • Michael Jordan
    Michael Jordan
    “I realize that I'm black, but I like to be viewed as a person, and this is everybody's wish.”


In literature:

He arose upon his hind legs, and pawed the air, appearing to the two persons behind him like a tall, black, unsteady steeple.
"The Squirrel Inn" by Frank R. Stockton
In their personal appearance, the natives are about the middle size, with broad faces, flat noses, black hair and eyes, and large mouths.
"A Narrative of the Mutiny, on Board the Ship Globe, of Nantucket, in the Pacific Ocean, Jan. 1824" by William Lay
Over the 27-year period, the share of those who are black and Hispanic among persons ever incarcerated increased.
"Prevalence of Imprisonment in the U.S. Population, 1974-2001" by Thomas P. Bonczar
The death of Hawk had produced a remarkable change in the character and personality of the owner of the Black Rock Reserve.
"The Vagrant Duke" by George Gibbs
She was a short, plump person with permanently jet-black hair and twinkling eyes.
"The Gorgeous Girl" by Nalbro Bartley
And if there is one person in the world I should like to see it is Black Donald!
"Hidden Hand" by Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
Upon the boat was a tall, powerful looking man, with bold black eyes, and the carriage of a person used to power of some kind.
"Mabel's Mistake" by Ann S. Stephens
This person was carrying on one shoulder a black portmanteau, seemingly of considerable weight.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 5 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The person who uttered these words sat rather aloof from the rest; he was dressed in a long black surtout.
"Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest" by George Borrow
She was talking with an old person, a stranger, in black, with silver-white hair.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
Black-hawk replied that he had a right to travel peacefully, the same as white persons.
"Boys' Book of Indian Warriors" by Edwin L. Sabin
He will not positively affirm whether his face is black or white, his nose long or short, his own or some other person's.
"Talkers" by John Bate
Miss Emily was a trim, genteel little person, with dancing black eyes, and cheeks which had the roses of youth well dried into them.
"The Pearl of Orr's Island" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
With her old black hat, her colourless face, her faded clothes, she gave the impression of a very shabby, serious little person.
"The Rosie World" by Parker Fillmore
All persons having an income of L10 a year and over will have that black velvet loop, the frontlet, sewn into their hats.
"English Costume" by Dion Clayton Calthrop
His nether person was rendered conspicuous by a pair of dingy small-clothes, and long black boots.
"Horse-Shoe Robinson" by John Pendleton Kennedy
He is of a class of persons who are a sort of black swans in Ireland: he is a wealthy farmer.
"Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry" by William Butler Yeats
He wore a mask on his face, and was wrapped up in a loose black gown, which entirely concealed his person.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
Mounting his superb black horse he rode away, resolved to have at least no personal share in the horrible butchery.
"Red Eagle and the Wars With the Creek Indians of Alabama." by George Cary Eggleston
The Sultan also presented him with a black slave to attend to his personal wants.
"Khaled, A Tale of Arabia" by F. Marion Crawford

In poetry:

Grand by righteous wrath transfigured,
Towers the husband who provides
In his person judge and witness,
Death's black doorkeeper besides!
"A Preaching From A Spanish Ballad" by George Meredith
There was an Old Person in Black,
A Grasshopper jumped on his back;
When it chirped in his ear,
He was smitten with fear,
That helpless Old Person in Black.
"Limerick: There was an Old Person in Black" by Edward Lear
There was a Young Person of Crete,
Whose toilette was far from complete;
She dressed in a sack,
Spickle-speckled with black,
That ombliferous person of Crete.
"Limerick: There was a Young Person of Crete" by Edward Lear

In news:

A poignant, personal reminder of the struggle that laid roots for nation's first Black president.
A Daphne man has become the first black person to win election as mayor of the Alabama city.
The former TV talk-show host is waging a personal campaign that reflects an emerging priority among black women like her: finding ways to combat the high obesity rates threatening their health.
Ty Foster, Managing Partner, Foster, Lynch, Thomas LLC, and John Simons, Senior Personal Finance Editor, BLACK ENTERPRISE discuss the pros and cons of buying distressed property.
"He should have a picture of a stranded black person up at some point tomorrow".
From talk around the family I,m the only black person in America with no roots in the south.
Treyarch returns to first-person shooter (FPS) action on Nov 13 with Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
Black Ops II, the latest entry in the blockbuster first-person shooter franchise, comes out in less than one week.
This Stellar award nominee has garnered such recognition as The Sac Hub Award Best Radio Personality and a Resolution from The California Legislative Black Caucus for his work.
John Simons is the Personal Finance editor at Black Enterprise.
Use of the word Negro to describe a black person has largely fallen out of polite conversation - except on the US Census questionnaire.
Association of Black Cardiologists, Emmy Award-Winning Journalist and TV Personality Shaun Robinson Join Heart Rhythm Society to Increase Awareness of Deadly Epidemic.
It spoke of big news for the 5,000-person burg in West Texas: a big drug bust that landed a sizable portion of the town's black community behind bars.
"I was a different person back then than I am now," Fec says of Black Moth 's start.
Invest $175 per person and enjoy a four-course wine-paired feast featuring Kobe rib eye deckle sous vide, black truffle cones and grilled octopus 1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach.

In science:

They often consider the random number generator routine in their personal computer, the workstation or the super computer, as a black box.
Monte Carlo: Basics
From a physics perspective, these ideas are very attractive, but as an astronomer, I personally hope that their application here turns out to be unsuccessful because if they are right, they give us little hope for using variability for understanding how black holes accrete.
Probing the Physics of AGN: A Summary
Thus the condensed matter person will simply tell us to go and make other fuzzball states, and come back only if we can show that there are states of black holes that are not fuzzballs.
Fuzzballs and the information paradox: a summary and conjectures