Party Watch

Masquerade party hosted by Mathew Knowles launches countdown to Houston's Random Act of Kindness Day

Masquerade party launches countdown to Random Act of Kindness Day

News, Shelby, Random Act of Kindness Kick-off, July 2015, Mike and Lakeisha Gatling, Angela and Mike James
Mike and Lakeisha Gatling, left, with Angela and Mike James. Photo by Tony Gaines Photography
News, Shelby, Random Act of Kindness Kick-off, July 2015, Tracy McGrady, Mathew Knowles
Tracy McGrady, left, and Mathew Knowles. Photo by Tony Gaines Photography
News, Shelby, Random Act of Kindness Kick-off, July 2015, Tiffany Black, Brian K. Walker, La'Torria Lemon
Tiffany Black, from left, Brian K. Walker and La'Torria Lemon. Photo by Tony Gaines Photography
News, Shelby, Random Act of Kindness Kick-off, July 2015, Tracy McGrady, Mike James, Reginald Seastrunk, Joseph Willie Mike Gatling
Tracy McGrady, from left, Mike James, Reginald Seastrunk, Joseph Willie and Mike Gatling. Photo by Tony Gaines Photography
News, Shelby, Random Act of Kindness Kick-off, July 2015, CleRenda McGrady, Angela James
CleRenda McGrady, left, and Angela James. Photo by Tony Gaines Photography
News, Shelby, Random Act of Kindness Kick-off, July 2015, Mike and Lakeisha Gatling, Angela and Mike James
News, Shelby, Random Act of Kindness Kick-off, July 2015, Tracy McGrady, Mathew Knowles
News, Shelby, Random Act of Kindness Kick-off, July 2015, Tiffany Black, Brian K. Walker, La'Torria Lemon
News, Shelby, Random Act of Kindness Kick-off, July 2015, Tracy McGrady, Mike James, Reginald Seastrunk, Joseph Willie Mike Gatling
News, Shelby, Random Act of Kindness Kick-off, July 2015, CleRenda McGrady, Angela James

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.