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Black

(blak),
Greene V., U.S. dentist, 1836-1915. See: Black classification.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

black

Medspeak-UK
A person who, for the purposes of equal opportunity monitoring, has Black ethnic lineage, which includes, but is not limited to, British Blacks, regardless of where they were raised or educated.

Medspeak-US
A person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa. It includes people who indicate their race as "Black, African American, or Negro," or provide written entries such as Afro American, Kenyan, Nigerian or Haitian.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

politically correct

Politically sensitive adjective Referring to language reflecting awareness and sensitivity to another person's physical, mental, cultural, or other disadvantages or deviations from a norm; a person is not mentally retarded, but rather mentally challenged; a person is not obese but rather has an eating disorder, etc
Politically correct-a microglossary
Former term PC term
American Indian Native American
Black African American
Demented Disoriented, severely confused
Handicapped Disadvantaged
Homophobic Heterosexually biased
Housebound Domestic
(American) Indian  Native American
Mentally retarded Mentally disabled or challenged
Obese Large, ample, right-sized
Oriental  Asian
Physically handicapped Physically disadvantaged
Poorly educated Educationally disadvantaged
Racist Culturally insensitive
Stupid Educationally challenged
Politically correct ad absurdum–a microglossary
PCAA term Translation
Colorful Flaky, fruity
Detail oriented  Anal-retentive or, if extreme, obsessive compulsive
Eccentric  Nuts, weird
Enthusiastic & hopeful  Insufferably arrogant
Follicly challenged  Bald
Knowledge deficient Ignorant
Obtunded Stupid
Sexual arts specialist  Prostitute, hooker
Sexual arts aficionado  Slut, sleaze
Vertically challenged Short
Vertically enhanced  Tall
Visually challenged Myopic  
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

black 

A visual sensation having no colour and being of extremely low luminosity.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

Patient discussion about black

Q. Why would your poop be black?

A. If it is black or black and tar like, it could mean a gastro bleed.

Q. My nails are black- is it dangerous? Hi, I was diagnosed with colon cancer and now I receive chemotherapy. This morning I found that my nails are brown and blue, and other nails have white lines on them. Is that dangerous? Should go and see a doctor?

A. The chemo can cause several changes in your nail, e.g. make them brittle etc. You can find some more info at : http://www.breastcancer.org/tips/hair_skin_nails/nails.jsp

Q. Has anyone tried black cohosh for the later years in life?

A. my mother in law took it, she said it was very helpful but it could be a placebo effect... here is some info about black cohosh from a very relay able site

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I think that it has to do with what you described, which is that suddenly, without white people, there's an absence of Blackness, and we get to be human in a different way.
(2) Signaling incipience, a dawning, in-process-ness, a germinal event unencumbered by a set time horizon, inchoate reflects the temporal grammar of blackness, of experimental blackness, of blackness as always already an experiment in the structural absence of the guarantee for modernity's racial other.
His is the historically aware and historically burdened diasporic consciousness that assumes a necessary allegiance between Wakandans and the 2 billion other people in the world who, as Killmonger says, "look like them." Killmonger understands Blackness in terms of shared suffering and mutual obligation, and his understanding of Blackness has far more in common with the conceptions of Blackness that American audiences would recognize.
"My Negritude is not a stone, its deafness hurled against the clamor of the day My Negritude is not a leukoma of dead liquid over the earth's dead eye My Negritude is neither tower nor cathedral It plunges into the red flesh of the soil It plunges into the ardent flesh of the sky It breaks through the opaque prostration with its upright patience" (Garraway 74) Cesaire's work takes on the negative derogations often associated with Blackness and instead proposes his own understanding of Blackness as being as universal as the sky and the soil, not dark, but opaque.
"Seventy Years of Blackness" lets the reader take this journey with Verda as she researches the past to find out the truth about herself.
She posits "...in its most basic form, a linear progress narrative struggles to be diasporic because the notion of return suggests a reversal of the progressive direction from the narrative's origin to the present day/era (Wright, 2015, p.73), essentially challenging typical academic interpellations of Blackness that deem a connection to the Middle Passage as a prerequisite for Blackness.
Together, all of this suggests Blackness was not a masque merely provided for Anna by the genius of Jonson and Jones's theatrical innovations, but an event curated by the Queen herself to draw attention to her gestational body.
33), Rivera-Rideau proceeds to show, through an analysis of newspaper articles and underground song lyrics and music videos, how underground artists made use of the resources of the diaspora in challenging perceptions of blackness and Puerto Ricanness.
These materials presented Ben Jonson with a dilemma: although in his text for the Masque of Blackness the beautifying rays of James I's royal glory are supposedly strong enough to 'blanch an AETHIOPE and revive a Cor's' (2.255), the use of cosmetics complicated matters and the masque subsequently ends not with the revelation of 'white' female bodies but with a promise that, at next year's masque, they would have metamorphosed from 'black' to 'white'.
The first section elucidates the obstacles faced by the BPAs in Brazil at the beginning of their journey due to racism and prejudice against all things related to blackness. The second section touches on some of the history of the organization, highlighting the relevance of Liberation Theology in promoting hope among the poor and, consequently, Blacks.
For most black people, the discovery of blackness is not one of discovering that one is black, but rather, discovering what blackness means in the larger racial system of the US.
Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction.