Michelle Spence-Jones, wearing a red and black dress, black stockings, and no shoes, stood in the middle of her Liberty City home's wood-floored living room. It was close to 1 p.m. this past Friday the 13th. Fourteen friends and family members — all African-American — gathered around and listened raptly. She spoke authoritatively, gesticulating with both hands, her long black dreadlocks bouncing to the beat of her... More >>>