Black was one of the first colors used by artists in neolithic cave paintings.In the 14th century, it began to be worn by royalty, the clergy, judges and government officials in much of Europe.From CEO of Norton Anti-Virus Peter Norton marrying Gwen…to Naomi Campbell and Janet Jackson snagging two of the richest men in Russia and the Arab world…Mellody Hobson and George Lucas…Africa where ” business-owning Black African women….phenom is glaring. Even Black men’s media in America scorns and rejects the Black woman’s image as “rat-like,” non-status worthy and not fit for procreation.When I first wrote about my experiences with Bin Laden ten years ago, I also wrote about Condoleeza Rice being chased across North Africa by Moamar Khadafi…I wrote about the song he wrote about her. And during the time that I worked for Khadafi at White Bride I watched one Arab billionare after the other come and go with tall, chocolate African mistresses (and sometimes even wives) in tow. But I remember him buying her a mansion in Italy and an apartment building in London.According to surveys in Europe and North America, it is the color most commonly associated with mourning, the end, secrets, magic, force, violence, evil, and elegance.The word black comes from Old English blæc ("black, dark", also, "ink"), from Proto-Germanic *blakkaz ("burned"), from Proto-Indo-European *bhleg- ("to burn, gleam, shine, flash"), from base *bhel- ("to shine"), related to Old Saxon blak ("ink"), Old High German blach ("black"), Old Norse blakkr ("dark"), Dutch blaken ("to burn"), and Swedish bläck ("ink").
Those who had committed the worst sins were sent to Tartarus, the deepest and darkest level.In the 6th century BC, they began making black-figure pottery and later red figure pottery, using a highly original technique.In black-figure pottery, the artist would paint figures with a glossy clay slip on a red clay pot.Ater has vanished from the vocabulary, but niger was the source of the country name Nigeria the English word Negro and the word for "black" in most modern Romance languages (French: noir; Spanish and Portuguese: negro; Italian: nero ).Old High German also had two words for black: swartz for dull black and blach for a luminous black.These are parallelled in Middle English by the terms swart for dull black and blaek for luminous black. The Lascaux Cave in France contains drawings of bulls and other animals drawn by paleolithic artists between 18,000 and 17,000 years ago.