Spinner Items are only black bars

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http://stackoverflow.com – this was my first app for android and i is an Note App. But now i am encountering an problem with an spinner. In one of my screens i have an Spinner with which the user could choose from the given categories. The problem is now that there are the right amount of items in the spinner and notes get assigned to the right categories but instead of the category name there are only black bars in the spinner. Maybe some of you have had the same problem or know how to deal with it. Below is my code how i create and fill the spinner. Spinner in layout.xml: <Spinner android:id="@+id/note_cat_ (HowTos)