If we can agree that a blackhole can exist, and that its gravitational field is intensified with its mass, the we can also agree that its gravity can create one hell of a gravitational lens. If that is the case, and EM radiation, whatever the frequency, is directed towards the blackhole, how can we say that EM radiation cannot escape if it approaches the center? It would make sense that because of the gravitational lens effect, that EM radiation would less likely ever reach the event horizon, as it is guided around the intense gravity field. I guess I am saying that there is a paradox in which gravity from a blackhole cannot indeed repel EM radiation if the gravity itself will turn around and make the EM radiation not escape its event horizon. Perhaps the center of the black hole is black, not because no EM radiation can escape it, but perhaps because no EM radiation can ever get to it, as it is pushed around the intense gravity field of the black hole itself.