How to get a black text area?


I’m finally building the website for my band, and I have the layout more or less ready BUT there is one big problem:
I want to put a text area on the homepage to put some band info in it, but the background there is black, so the standard white text area looks AWFUL…
Is there a trick to get a black text box?
If only the large white “typing area” is black, that should do the trick, but if there are tricks to change the color of the arrows and slidebar, that’s also more than welcome!

I use Golive6.