What we're about

Black & Silver: The Real Senior Girlfriends of RDU is an organization that allows African-American women who are 55 years and older to connect. As we gracefully grow older, it is indeed a time for reflection, thankfulness, and an opportunity to build new friendships. Although all of our journeys are unique and the soles of our shoes are all worn differently, our commonalities are plastered together with laughter, tears and love!

Black & Silver Senior Girlfriends meetups are social and networking activities that are exclusive to us and our friends. They are created around members’ interests and with purpose, but always with the expectation of being ourselves, letting our hair down, and having fun.

To that end, the goals of the group are designed for older black women to actively embrace our remaining years, whether we are in our Fabulous 50's, Sexy 60's, or Sophisticated 70's, by:

1. Supporting each other in becoming healthy or maintaining an already healthy lifestyle.

2. Motivating and uplifting each other in the spirit of sisterhood in every facet of life.

3. Acting as role models for young black women by offering them the many lessons learned from our life experiences.

4. Giving back to our community through volunteerism.

5. Socializing and engaging in activities and outings that promote overall spiritual, mental and physical well-being, including but not limited to: dinner, dancing, museums, movies, festivals, shows, and travel.

6. Discussing books, movies, and/or current issues while having fun, making friends, and stimulating thought.

7. Promoting networking with other women or professionals.

So…if all of the above describes you, and you are willing to step out of your comfort zone and be a bold, daring, sophisticated Black and Silver, then please join us!

Upcoming events (3)

Juneteenth Joy 2023: A Celebration of Freedom and Gospel Music

Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Amphitheater


Kick off your weekend with Juneteenth Joy 2023: A Celebration of Freedom and Gospel Music. This special event features

  • The Clark Sisters, Grammy, Stellar, and Dove award winners and the highest-selling female gospel group in history
  • John P. Kee, Durham native and Dove and Stellar award–winning singer, songwriter, and producer
  • Pastor Shirley Caesar, Durham native and the First Lady of Gospel Music with 12 Grammys, 13 Stellars, 18 Dove Awards, and a career spanning 60 years
  • Special guest Jonathan McReynolds, Grammy, Dove, and Stellar award–winning vocalist

Doors open at 5:30 pm. Non-museum member ticket prices range from 53.63 for lawn seats to 80.44 for premium reserved seating. Click the link below to purchase tickets. Then, RSVP so that you will receive future correspondence about the event.


11th Anniversary Celebration

Seasons 52

It's been another year of amazing fellowship and sister support!!

Please plan to celebrate 11 years of Black and Silver: The Real Senior Girlfriends of RDU.

The cost is $60, due on or before July 3, 2023.
See the May Meeting Notes sent to you on 5/19/23 for payment details.

Crowns - A Gospel Musical by Regina Taylor

Burning Coal Theatre Company


Crowns is a coming of age story about a 17-year-old girl. Yolanda is on a self destructive path running the mean Englewood streets of Chicago. Yolanda’s mother sends her down south to live with her Grandma Shaw, who introduces Yolanda to her circle of “Hat Queens”. Crowns has been one of the most produced musicals in the country and has played at the top regional theaters.

Please purchase your tickets through Eventbrite. Then, RSVP.

Link for Tickets through Eventbrite:

Note: The Burning Coal Theatre is a small intimate space. There is parking in the area.

Past events (471)

Jazz at the NCMA presents Lelah Hathaway and PJ Morton

North Carolina Museum of Art


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