Nearly every new painter has been told to avoid the color black.
Some instructors insist that students not use it at all, and to eradicate it from their palette. To forbid students from using black is as damaging as telling them to avoid using white. And this really cannot be done. It reminds me of fanatics that seek to avoid what they fear most. The fear built up around black pigment is as serious as the Salem witch trials.
You’re headed to Hell if you use black.
Black is necessary. Black is dramatic. Black is essential. Black is natural. But the key to using black is in learning to use it. It’s a matter of how much the practitioner wants to master it.