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Alessandra Hickson
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I asked strangers in Times Square if they recognized Rand Paul and Marco Rubio -- and this happened:
MSNBC’s Ally Hickson showed pictures of 2016 presidential candidates to people visiting New York City's Times Square and asked if they knew who they were. It looks like some candidates still have a little ways to go in getting their name out...
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It's not over til it's over! '#Selma' could benefit from the 'Argo' effect! http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/could-selma-be-the-next-argo …  #Oscars2015 #OscarsSoWhite  
As history has taught us, snubs on Oscar nomination day can sometimes boost a Best Picture nominee’s prospects. It’s called the “Argo effect.”
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Remember that time George Lopez and Carlos PenaVega swung by #ChangingAmerica  and talked about #SparePart  and diversity in Hollywood? Yeah, it was pretty awesome!
Host Maria Teresa Kumar talks to actors George Lopez and Carlos PenaVega about their new film "Spare Parts," and the importance of having Latino representation in Hollywood and beyond.
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Hell yeah. 
Leaked emails show Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman Amy Pascal confessing that the dashing Elba should be 007.
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From Occupy Wall Street to #BlackLivesMatter: How technology affects social movements: 
Maria Teresa Kumar talks to blogger and technologist Anil Dash about the intersection between technology, social media and social movements.
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Not only did #PopeFrancis totally come through in the clutch in the U.S. - Cuba deal, it's also his birthday!!! And he celebrated with a giant tango party in St. Peter's Square...as you do when pope. #Pope4TheWin 
Thousands gather in Vatican City to dance and sing Happy Birthday for pope, who has turned 78
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America Ferrera talks about Hollywood's diversity problem 
Actress and activist America Ferrera talks to Maria Teresa Kumar about speaking out on the lack of diversity in the entertainment industry.
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Best moment in this interview? When George Lopez talks to Vet-turned-Congressman Ruben Gallego about diversity in Congress! #ChangingAmerica   #Latism   #Shift  
Maria Teresa Kumar talks to Arizona Democratic Congressman Ruben Gallego, a former veteran and first-generation Latino, about his first week in Congress and how other Latino Congressman mentor him. Plus, George Lopez and Carlos PenaVega join the...
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“This important shift will ensure that the protections of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 are extended to those who suffer discrimination based on gender identity, including transgender status."

- Attorney General Eric Holder
The Department of Justice has officially expanded its definition of sex discrimination to include discrimination based on gender identity.
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The five largest movie theater chains in the U.S. are reportedly delaying the release the controversial new comedy "The Interview" amid threats of violence.
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    Multimedia Editor, 2013 - present
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  • New York University
    Journalism, 2009 - 2011
  • Mount Holyoke College
    Art History/Film theory, 2005 - 2009
  • William Penn Charter School
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Ally Hickson