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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 (5+)

Sundress & Big Hat Brunch- Raleigh Edition - 10th Anniversary

Brier Creek Country Club

The Sundress & Big Hat Brunch™ is the ultimate brunch experience that gives women an excuse to get together, have fun, and brunch with purpose. The Sundress & Big Hat Brunch™, started with a few friends in Raleigh 9 years ago, now attracts hundreds of women across the country. 2019 marks the 10-year anniversary of the Sundress & Big Hat Brunch™. The anniversary colors are yellow, green and white, and it is suggested that we accessorize with big hats, pearls and maybe even some lace. Black and Silver - The Real Senior Girlfriends of RDU has reserved a table for at least the last two years. Tickets for reserved seating are $75 + $4.22 ($79.22). If you are interested in attending, please mail your check to be received by one of us no later than Saturday, January 12, 2019. Laura and Barbara

Book Discuss: "Jennifer Lewis: The Mother of Black Hollywood" by J. Lewis

Yes, this is the correct date. My note to you on 12/30 was a typo. Sorry. Location to be announced

Saint Augustine's University "Stone of Hope" Gala Fundraiser

Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown

Save the Date for the annual Saint Augustine's University Stone of Hope Gala. Details to follow.

Bi-Monthly Meeting

Saint Augustine’s University

PLEASE NOTE: We have adjusted our meeting time to accommodate a 2 pm event scheduled on this day. We meet on the second floor of the Prezell R. Robinson Library.

Past events (300)

The O'Jays in Concert

The Crown Theater

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