Happy hump day, y'all! Here are a few links to start your morning off right.
- In case you hadn't noticed, it's already February! That means it's Black History Month and in honor of the month-long observance, Marlo Thomas compiled a list of African American women who positively shaped history. [Huffington Post]
- Amazing news! Guatemala trans woman Fernanda Milán has been finally granted asylum in Denmark. [TransGriot]
- With all of the recent legislation surrounding immigration laws, it's high time to get involved. Know you want to and aren't sure how? Colorlines provides us with a guide on how to make sure your voice is heard come the inevitable fight for immigration reform. [Colorlines]
- Media coverage of mental health issues are unfortunately few and far between. s.e. smith talks about the struggles of discussing mental health issues, especially when not exclusively related to news occurrences. [This Ain't Livin']
- Did you hear? Glenn Beck says President Obama isn't a man any more because he's concerned about head injuries sustained during football matches. And just when you thought Beck couldn't get any more outrageous! [xoJane]
- Ever wonder what it's like living with an STI? Jenelle Marie tells her story. [Our Bodies Ourselves]
- Happy 100th birthday Rosa Parks! Check out the story on a new book about Parks' life and a MSNBC clip about civil rights misconceptions. [Racialicious]
Thanks for tuning in. Check back tomorrow for more news. Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments!