A term referring to the color of skin of the performers, or actors, or niche. Is not exclusive to African Americans, but can also include men whose skin color is darker than Caucasian, such as those from Jamaica.
Ebony originated from reference to the very dark wood, found in very few locations, and is noted for being a particularly attractive color of wood.
A name commonly associated with a female.
Primarily, refers to a darker skin tone, not necessarily black.
Deep brown, or similar hue is what is generally meant, when assigning a color to the term.