Can you get me the black hat up there?
That man with the black goatee is notorious for being black-hearted.
My favorite channel on TV is called "Black Screen." It only airs when the power goes off.
This is a single kanji with an い on the end, meaning you know it's probably an adjective. What's the adjective form of black? It's also black. Special Note: The noun version of black also exists in Japanese. It is just 黒 with the same pronunciation, but minus the い which makes it adjective-tastic.
Since this word consists of a kanji with hiragana attached, you can bet that it will use the kun'yomi reading. You didn't learn that reading with this kanji, so here's a mnemonic to help you: Think of black things. One very common black thing is the common crow (くろ). Associate those two together.