Represent someone or something as evil or harmful. This idiom is most often used in a negative context, as in He's not so black as he's been painted. [Late 1500s]
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The world that Black Dynamite lives in is not the most PC place to be in.
Music is a huge part of the tone of Black Dynamite overall—going back to the original 2009 movie on which the series is based.
How far has Congress really evolved on race when in 50 years it has gone from one black senator to two?
Even the arguably more democratic House is only at 10 percent black members.
But in the case of black women, another study found no lack of interest.
Suddenly, however, he became aware of a small black spot far ahead in the very middle of the unencumbered track.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
The lady in black was reading her morning devotions on the porch of a neighboring bathhouse.
She apparently prefers to paint single figures of women and young girls, but her works include a variety of subjects.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
The lady in black, creeping behind them, looked a trifle paler and more jaded than usual.
A little black girl sat on the floor, and with her hands worked the treadle of the machine.