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Informal; describing a financial statement that ends with a positive assessment. For example, if a company produces a profit for a given period of time, it is said to be "in the black." The term comes from the color of ink used for such statements. See also: Red.


Of or relating to the profitability of a firm or the operations of a firm. The term derives from the color of ink used to enter a profit figure on a financial statement. Compare red.
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Dynamic dimensions of family structure in low-income African American families: Emergent themes in qualitative research.
Ringwood's fashion advice, discussed in the third chapter, communicated to readers the idea that personal style is a public display of morality that could combat negative stereotypes of African American women.
However, industry cynics sniff that Harlequin's overtures to African American readers are merely part of a corporate strategy to regain its dominance in the market it created.
African American males, faced with a dearth of same-sex productive, successful, contemporary models to emulate, may look to athletes and entertainers as a source of pride in themselves and their race and as an endorsement of a path to success that does not necessarily include catering to mainstream values (Majors & Billson, 1992).
McBride to "completely rebuild" its African American studies department and its curriculum.
Dillard, Professor in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology at the University of Louisville, is an important contribution to the field because it provides valuable insights about counseling and understanding African Americans and their mental health concerns.
Nonetheless, Wendell Pritchett's book demonstrates the ongoing vitality of African American urban history as a field of scholarship.
He says African Americans have little information on how Cleveland's new economy will include them.
Yet, a review of articles published in Professional School Counseling revealed virtually no information on the interaction between school counselors and African American parents.
The problems confronting the African American community must be returned to the forefront of the nation's social agenda.

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