Being of the color black, producing or reflecting comparatively little light and having no predominant hue. Black ink is the most common color used for printing books, newspapers and documents, because it has the highest contrast. It is the very thing that enables people to feed themselves, clothe their families, create jobs, and set money aside for the future. Philosophically speaking, being in the black is what motivates industry, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Black is the darkest color, the result of the absence or complete absorption of visible is an achromatic color, literally a color without hue, like white and gray.