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Where are the black baseball players going? The African-American population in baseball this season has plummeted to 8.05 percent, less than half the 17.25 percent in 1959 when the Boston Red Sox became the last team to integrate its roster, 12 years after Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers, USA Today reports. It's a dramatic decline from 1975, when 27 percent of rosters were African American. In 1995 the percentage was 19 percent.

Three Secret Service agents leaving over Colombia scandal: Three Secret Service members are leaving the agency over the Colombia prostitution scandal. One retired, one resigned and one was "removed for cause," the agency said in a statement.

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Vintage Biggie footage: While on set shooting the visuals to one of his best storytelling tracks, "Warning," Big Poppa indulged the Video Source with an exclusive behind-the-scenes look to how it all goes down. Check it out at Global Grind.                

Consumer watchdog eyes discrimination by lenders: The Obama administration's consumer-finance watchdog says it is cracking down on lenders that discriminate against minorities and women. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said in a letter to lenders Wednesday that it will strictly enforce laws against discriminatory-lending practices.

Ten black Republicans you should know: Check out the list at Black Enterprise.