Immigrants Lead NY Cab Strike; Congress Holds Committee Hearing on HIp Hop

By The News Sep 06, 2007

NYC Immigrant-Led Taxi Union Strikes Bhairavi Desai, the executive director New York Taxi Workers Alliance, has led the New York taxi drivers, 60% of whom are Sikhs or Bangladeshi immigrants, to strike against costly new equipment required by the city. New Jersey Police Claim Racial Profiling Reduced Despite the recent mandate from the state that requires police to ask arrestees about their status, New Jersey police were praised for their progress to reduce racial profiling. Congress Holds Hip Hop Hearings In an effort to address the national concerns about misogyny in hip hop, the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection will hold a hearing with hip hop artists and record label executives.