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Marcie Rendon

Current Role: 50 Over 50: 2018 Arts Honoree | Author
Marcie Rendon is a citizen of the White Earth Nation. She was listed on Oprah Magazine’s 2020 list of 31 Native American Author’s to read and received the 2020 McKnight Distinguished Artist Award. Marcie’s novel Girl Gone Missing, is the second Cash Blackbear novel and was nominated for the Putnam’s Son’s Sue Grafton Memorial Award at the Edgars, 2020. Murder on the Red River received the Pinckley Women’s Debut Crime Novel Award 2018. Both novels are available from SoHo Press. Marcie has non-fiction children’s books and four plays published. Her script, Sweet Revenge, had a staged reading at the Playwright Center, with support from the Guthrie Theater Native Stakeholders group, 2021. The creative mind of Raving Native Theater, she curated TwinCities Public Television’s Art Is…CreativeNativeResilience 2019. Diego Vázquez and Marcie received the Loft’s 2017 Spoken Word Immersion Fellowship for work with incarcerated women.

DeAnna Tisdale Johnson and her mother, Alice Thomas Tisdale Perkins
In an effort to tell the story of AARP’s work in the state, AARP Mississippi engages with media outlets to reach a range of audiences. One of the ways the state office reaches the African American community is through The Jackson Advocate, the statewide newspaper of record in the African American community. The African American– and woman-owned newspaper recently celebrated its 83rd anniversary.
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