One of many results of colonialism and systemic oppression in Nova Scotia is that the higher you climb the seemingly “whiter” it gets. This can leave some African Nova Scotian professionals with tough choices when it comes to community access. By being active in African Nova Scotian communities we are able to find support, understanding, and joy. But when growing professional opportunities take you outside the community, you can often be left with some tough choices; career or community.

Host, Jayde Symone, shares her truth of helping a young man navigate that choice as well as her own choices within journalism. She is joined by that young man, Uniake Square and North Preston born, African Nova Scotian city councillor, Lindell Smith. He shares his experience trying to navigate the sacrifices of career and community.