Example of people who are/were black: Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Mohamed Ali, Barrack Obama, Condi Rice, the black men and women out there who are working, surviving and contributing to society like any other citizen, and the black men who are putting their lives on the line in Iraq
Nigger are a different category. Niggers are African-Americans who are drug dealers, murderers, gang bangers, think they should get special treatment because of what some cowboys did over a century ago, NAACP, Jesse Jackson (he does nothing good for his race. he just runs his mouth), Ray Nagin.
2-The darkest shade possible
3-The opposite of white, imho, best described on the Yin&Yang symbol.
2-"You should use a black crayon to draw some shade, if your door is open to the night"-Art-Teacher.
3-"the white on the yin&yang symbol is opposite yet complimentary and equal to the black."
Even though african americans are considerd "black" they really arent. there brownish kinda colour.