African-American Youth in Brooklyn Try to Buck the Job Trend

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Despite the fact that the Department of Labor lists young people, African-American and Hispanic men as having some of the highest rates of unemployment, a group of youngsters in East New York, Brooklyn is determined to buck the trend and get into the job market. The Takeaway's Ibrahim Abdul-Matin introduces them to us and their challenges when it comes to finding work.

When Ibrahim isn't doing sports analysis for "The Takeaway" he's an influential community and youth leader in New York. At the moment he's working with a diverse group of young job trainees. Eon Hardy, Kahryl Fan, Ramasu Ryan and Ashley Smith are from East New York, Brooklyn.

Eon Hardy

Eon Hardy

Kahryl Fan

Kahryl Fan

Ramasu Ryan

Ramasu Ryan

Ashley Smith

Ashley Smith


Read how Ibrahim Abdul-Matin got started working with youth in his blog post. And see more pictures from the interviews with these young job seekers below.

 

Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, community and youth leader
Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, community and youth leader ( Femi Oke )
Discussing the challenges of getting into the work force
Discussing the challenges of getting into the work force ( Femi Oke )
Ibrahim keeps the debate going
Ibrahim keeps the debate going ( Femi Oke )
Kahryl Fan, job trainee
Kahryl Fan, job trainee
Ibrahim Abdul-Martin and Eon Hardy
Ibrahim Abdul-Martin and Eon Hardy
Discussing the challenges of getting into the work force
Discussing the challenges of getting into the work force
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