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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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If your budget goes down 15%, then it should be 15% across the board, not 25% on the African American piece, leaving the other piece the way it is," Kemp says, referring to the cuts most often aggressively applied to spending in black media, when companies experience financial difficulty.
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.
Living in Chicago-which is still a very segregated city--can very likely encourage students to pursue the study of race relations or the African American experience through their majors and minors and classes," he said.
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.
Moreover, while this book is about both African American and Jewish victimization and agency, it treats the Jewish community in somewhat greater detail and with greater sensitivity than the African American community, which no doubt left fewer formal records for the historian to examine than its Jewish counterpart.
An apparent growth in programs that cater to immigrants can be misconstrued as African Americans not receiving similar attention, Williams says, and "immigrant entrepreneur workshops are seen as not doing enough for blacks.
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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