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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.
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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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Altria Group, parent of Kraft Foods and Philip Morris, sponsored a multiyear initiative to help increase the number of African Americans on corporate boards.
"African Americans are already at the end of the totem pole socially, economically and politically," he said.
The second chapter concentrates on Ringwood's Journal, which ran during the downturn in African American economic standing and political power of the 1890s, a period that gave rise to African American women's activism and clubs dedicated to racial uplift.
The meaning and role of culture has been at the center of much controversy in research and public policy dialogues about the African American family.
For Harlequin, the Arabesque deal brings greater access to African American authors, backlists and a loyal readership base.
Graham, Taylor and Hudley (1998) found that while African American girls expressed academic values that were similar to their high-achieving white classmates, African American boys expressed the lowest level of valuation for their high-achieving male classmates, reserving their respect and admiration for Black classmates who exhibited many undesirable classroom behaviors.
The dominant theme that asserted itself throughout this book was that of positive mental health, or resiliency, which was used to view current mental health issues among African Americans. Harley and Dillard have amalgamated a skillful list of contributors, each with numerous accomplishments in the field, to emphasize this goal of positive mental health, which was thoughtfully and thoroughly executed.
Pritchett does not make the point explicitly, but Brownsville, Brooklyn is organized around the complicated interplay of "structure" and "agency" in the lives of African Americans and Jews.
The Michigan Citizen featured interviews with African Americans, African immigrants, Arabs, and Latinos who were in favor of the plan, along with legal and economic experts who proposed ways to overcome legal and other challenges to creating African Town.
It is important to note that researchers (Abrams & Gibbs, 2002; Denby & Alford, 1996; Gardner & Miranda, 2001; Troutman, 2001) have found that African American parents value the educational success of their children.
The problems confronting the African American community must be returned to the forefront of the nation's social agenda.

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