"A master photographer needs a master darkroom. We’ll guide you through the key tools you need in the digital age.
"Photography is digital. Even the few photographers who continue to work in film take their negatives and prints in the digital arena at some point in their workflow. Black-and-white digital tools and controls provide you with far more control than a purely film-based workflow ever could. The black-and-white digital darkroom essentials are a computer, software, a good printer and appropriate paper. In this article, we're not looking at computers, but we'll take you through the necessities to get you on the way to making your best possible black-and-white photographs through digital means."
I love B&W photography, and I've bookmarked this article for reference. Read and learn, here.