No, it does not have anything to do with African Americans. Black Humor is a moniker given to musings that many people might find inappropriate unless, of course, you are widowed.

I learned a number of things immediately after becoming widowed. One gem is that telling a telemarketer or a door-to-door salesman that the lady of the house is dead makes them disappear faster than a house trailer in a tornado.

Why is it that, immediately after informing someone that you are widowed, they instictively ask if your spouse died? What kind of magic power is it that sucks the intelligence out of people?