#TeamBeautiful has taken the time to gather these sensational news topics in your weekly cheat sheet, so that when you get into in-depth discussions this weekend, you’ve got something interesting to bring to the table.

As always, you’re welcome.

1. How To Be The Black Person Reading How To Be Black

How To Be The Black Person Reading How To Be Black

How To Be Black is a memoir about Thurston growing up Black, in D.C. and studying at Harvard. A woman started reading this book and took it with her on public transportation. This experience turned into a social experiment. Check out what happened here: http://trap.it/mFPj54

2. CVS Punishes Fat Employees, As If That Will Magically Make Them Skinny

CVS Punishes Fat Employees, As If That Will Magically Make Them Skinny

By May 1st, all CVS employees who use the companies health insurance must allow a doctor to collect data on their weight, BMI, and glucose testing. Folks are allowed to opt out, but they have to pay an extra $50. Meanwhile, CVS is claiming they care about their employees health.
Check out the full story on Jezebel: http://bit.ly/13flEVg

3. Olivia Pope: From Juggernaut to Jezebel?

Olivia Pope: From Juggernaut to Jezebel?

Season one of “Scandal” showed the world a version of Olivia Pope that was strong, and magical as she handled crises. Season two flipped the script and Pope turned into the weepy mistress. What else can we expect from Kerry Washington’s iconic character.

Check out the full story on The Root: http://wapo.st/Zgh808

4. In Steubenville, Why Didn’t Other Girls Help?

In Steubenville, Why Didn't Other Girls Help?

Rape culture is not only the province of boys. The often hidden culture of girl cruelty can discourage accusers from coming forward and punish them viciously once they do. This week, two teenage boys were found guilty of raping a 16-year-old classmate while she was apparently drunk and passed out during a night of parties last August. Everyone who was there and said nothing that night was complicit; if we want to prevent another Steubenville, the role of other girls must also be considered.

Read the full story on CNN: http://bit.ly/WER1U8

5. President Obama’s New Champion For Women

President Obama’s New Champion For Women

Cathy Russell is President Obama‘s ambassador for global women’s issues and she has several lasting political connections that make her perfect for the job.

Cathy is a longtime advocate for women, for justice, for fairness,” President Obama said. “We know that she’s going to be a powerful voice for women and girls around the world.

Check out the full story on Daily Beast: http://thebea.st/Y2pjSk

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