Many cultures actually welcome
a black cat as a sign of "Good Luck".
Here's my Lucky Kat to help turn-around
Americans' negative views of this fine feline.
According to a post in Wikepedia,
there's a famous black cat I need to read up on:
"The character Behemoth in "The Master and Margarita", an enormous black cat (said to be as large as a hog), capable of standing on two legs and talking, and has a penchant for chess, vodka and pistols."