File list hyperlink color

Noob question:
Using code from natcl for file listing
File upload and delete in Dashboard · GitHub
but my question is a basic one for using a template and coloring of hyperlinks. I want to change the hyperlink color from blue (it is too contrasting with the background to see). I've tried all sorts of combinations of

        a:link, a:visited,  a:hover, a:active
        {
           color: #000000;
           text-decoration: none;
         }

To no avail.

Here is the template:

 <table width="100%">
    <tr><th>File Name</th><th>Size</th><th>Created</th><th>Changed</th></tr>
    {{#payload}}
        <tr>
            <td><a color:#1C1C1C; text-decoration: none; href="/download?filename={{name}}" target="blank">{{fname}}</a></td>
            <td>{{stat.size}}</td>
            <td>{{stat.created}}</td>
            <td>{{stat.changed}}</td>
        </tr>
    {{/payload}}
</table>

just need the href filename to come up as white or grey (or any other color than blue).
Thanks!

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I am guessing that you are then using the ui-template to display the table as you give no indication. This would work if you outputted the template to msg.template. Or you could do it all in the ui-template and angular ng-repeat.
Here is an example of both

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standard mustache templete outputted to msg.template

<style>
a:link {
  color: red;
}

/* visited link */
a:visited {
  color: green;
}

/* mouse over link */
a:hover {
  color: hotpink;
}

/* selected link */
a:active {
  color: 
</style>
<table width="100%">
    <tr><th>File Name</th><th>Size</th><th>Created</th><th>Changed</th></tr>
    {{#payload}}
        <tr>
            <td><a href="/download?filename={{name}}" target="blank">{{fname}}</a></td>
            <td>{{stat.size}}</td>
            <td>{{stat.created}}</td>
            <td>{{stat.changed}}</td>
        </tr>
    {{/payload}}
</table>

ui-template using ng-repeat

<style>
a:link {
  color: red;
}

/* visited link */
a:visited {
  color: green;
}

/* mouse over link */
a:hover {
  color: hotpink;
}

/* selected link */
a:active {
  color: 
</style>
<table width="100%">
    <tr><th>File Name</th><th>Size</th><th>Created</th><th>Changed</th></tr>
        <tr ng-repeat="rows in msg.payload">
            <td><a href="/download?filename={{rows.name}}" target="blank">{{rows.fname}}</a></td>
            <td>{{rows.stat.size}}</td>
            <td>{{rows.stat.created}}</td>
            <td>{{rows.stat.changed}}</td>
        </tr>
</table>

100%. Perfect. Thank you so much. It now seems simple.
Cheers.