What: The Black and White Masquerade, a multi-faceted celebration of the goodness of the human spirit.
Where: At Music World Entertainment's historic Rice Mansion in Midtown.
The 411: Mathew Knowles hosted the event that served not only as a 40th birthday celebration for Angela and Mike James, community leaders and philanthropists, but also as a fundraiser for the Mike James Scholarship Foundation and for Covenant House.
A third element of the evening was the kickoff for a community write-in campaign for the new Random Act of Kindness Award and countdown to the city-sanctioned Random Act of Kindness Day, set for July 25. Treveia Mccurdy, IRUN Business and Personal Concierge Services owner, conceived the idea of the special day and the award going to an individual nominated for his or her goodness.
Who: Former Houston Rocket Tracy McGrady and wife CleRenda, Lakeisha and Mike Gatling, Brian K. Walker, Tiffany Black, La'Torria Lemon, Reginald Seastrunk and Joseph Willie.