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October 1, 2023

The Hummingbird Newsletter
A Word From Our President

The Month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

What Is Breast Cancer?

What Are the Symptoms of Breast Cancer?

If you have any symptoms that worry you, be sure to see your doctor right away.

Different people have different symptoms of breast cancer. Some people do not have any signs or symptoms at all.

Some warning signs of breast cancer are

  • New lump in the breast or underarm (armpit).
  • Thickening or swelling of part of the breast.
  • Irritation or dimpling of breast skin.
  • Redness or flaky skin in the nipple area or the breast.
  • Pulling in of the nipple or pain in the nipple area.
  • Nipple discharge other than breast milk, including blood
  • Any change in the size or the shape of the breast.
  • Pain in any area of the breast.

Keep in mind that these symptoms can happen with other conditions that are not cancer.

If you have any signs or symptoms, be sure to see your doctor right away.

What Is a Normal Breast?

No breast is typical. What is normal for you may not be normal for another woman. Most women say their breasts feel lumpy or uneven. The way your breasts look and feel can be affected by getting your period, having children, losing or gaining weight, and taking certain medications. Breasts also tend to change as you age. For more information, see the National Cancer Institute’s Breast Changes and Conditions.

What Do Lumps in My Breast Mean?

Many conditions can cause lumps in the breast, including cancer. But most breast lumps are caused by other medical conditions. Two common causes of breast lumps are fibrocystic breast condition and cysts. Fibrocystic condition causes noncancerous changes in the breast that can make them lumpy, tender, and sore. Cysts are small fluid-filled sacs that can develop in the breast.

Visit the CDC website for more information

Breast Cancer Resources

The fall season is here!

Crunchy leaves, cozy sweaters and warm memories!

The latest fall fashions and decorations are filling up window displays, website pages, and social media ads. Fall festival season in Atlanta kicks off right after Labor Day, when it still feels like summer, and continues till mid-November!


14 OCT

Snellville Fall Festival

Sat, 12 – 6 PM

Towne Green,

2437 Main St E

Snellville, GA

14 OCT

Family Fall Festival and Trick or Treat Trot

Sat, 8 – 10 AM

Pinckneyville Park,

4758 S Old Peachtree Rd

Peachtree Corners, GA

14 OCT

Fall Festival

Sat, 6 – 8 PM

Northeast Cobb Family YMCA,

3010 Johnson Ferry Rd

Marietta, GA

15 OCT

Fall Festival

Sun, 4:30 – 7:00 PM

2342 Holcomb Bridge Rd

Roswell, GA

21 OCT

Olde Town Fall Festival

Sat, 10 AM – 5 PM

Olde Town Conyers, GA, Historic Train Depot,

901 Railroad St

Conyers, GA

28 OCT

Stephenson Fall Garden Festival

Sat, 3 – 7 PM

Stephenson High School, 701 Stephenson Rd

Stone Mountain, GA

Featured Trinbagonian

Augustus Lushington

First Black Veterinarian

(August 1, 1869 - February 12, 1939)

Augustus Lushington was a Black Veterinarian born in Trinidad and Tobago. His paternal grandfather was brought from DR Congo as a child to Trinidad as a slave to work on the sugar plantations. His father, William, was a butcher, who also planted and sold produce.

Lushington trained as a teacher and later on became a principal. He left for Venezuela, where he worked as a clerk in the town of La Guayra for a British-owned railroad. After three years, Lushington returned to Trinidad and Tobago, but opportunities were limited in the island.

In 1889, he migrated to the United States and settled in Binghamton, New York. In 1890 he met his wife Elizabeth Gavino Hubert. (native of Antigua). With encouragement from his wife and friends, he enrolled in Cornell University to study Agriculture and graduated in 1894. There were no opportunities for work in the West Indies at that time, so Lushington returned to the United States to attend the University of Pennsylvania veterinary school finishing the program in three years. Lushington became the first Black man to earn a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.). He earned his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in 1897.

When students walk into the University of Pennsylvania the first thing they see is a portrait of Augustus Lushington in the main entrance of the main building.

He practiced two years in Philadelphia, PA then was an instructor in Veterinary Sanitation and Hygiene at Bell Mead Industrial and Agricultural College at Rock

Castle, Virginia. Later, he practiced in Lynchburg, Virginia.

To make ends meet, Lushington also worked as an agricultural statistics reporter for the US. Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Animal Industry, a meat inspector, and a probation officer on weekends. He eventually began treating domestic pets in his later years. Lushington never retired and worked until his passing. Augustus Lushington died on February 12, 1939.


Independence Gala

Celebrating the 61st Anniversary of Independence of

The Republic Trinidad and Tobago

Click here to view our 2023 Souvenir Journal

Republic Day BBQ

Click below to enjoy our slide show

The Building Fund Committee

held its annual Republic Day BBQ on September 23rd, 2023. Thank you to Mr. Colin Tinto and his hard working committee for hosting another successful event.

Special Shout Out To

Grill Masters: Alan Simpson and Robert Ford

DJ Cyril Amann

Supporters and Volunteers

See you Next Year

Please Support Our Sponsors

Thanks To The Community

Thanks to the members and supporters of TNTGA

We Appreciate You

Thank You To Everyone

Who supported our

Independence Scholarship Dance and for making it a great success!

Many Thanks!

To everyone who supported our Republic Day BBQ

Senior Nuggets

*Aging is not a limitation; it's a celebration of life's journey*

*Your legacy is not defined by the years, but by the lives you touch*


* Never underestimate the power of a senior with a passionate heart*

*Wisdom comes not from just age, but from the experiences we embrace*

Coming Events

General Meeting - October

Meeting Notice

Sunday, October 15, 2023

4 pm - 6 pm

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 621 614 5273

Passcode: 511289

Children's Christmas Party

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Trinidad & Tobago Association of Georgia, Inc.

P.O. Box 370197

Decatur, Georgia 30037-0197

Tel.: (770) 356-2097



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