Author John Rocco retells the true story of Apollo 11 with amazing art and science

“How We Got to the Moon”, out today (Oct. 6) peels back the curtain to expose the true story of NASA’s Apollo program and how people from all walks of life worked together to accomplish the impossible.

The new children’s book, fully titled “How We Got to the Moon: The People, Technology, and Daring Feats of Science Behind Humanity’s Greatest Adventure” (Random House Children’s Books, 2020) and written and illustrated by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator John Rocco, who wrote and illustrated “Blackout” and illustrated the famed series “Percy Jackson,” goes on sale today (Oct. 6). 

The book takes an immersive approach to NASA’s “moonshot” Apollo program, exploring the science behind the Apollo 11 journey and introducing some of the people who made the first crewed moon landing possible. 

“I wanted to make a book that I would have loved as a kid as a kid … and

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SEC sues John McAfee over promoting cryptocurrency offerings on Twitter

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The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday sued John McAfee, creator of the eponymous anti-virus software, alleging that he made over $23.1 million in undisclosed compensation from recommending seven cryptocurrency offerings on Twitter that were materially false and misleading.

The regulator, which is seeking a trial by jury, alleged that from at least November 2017 through February 2018, McAfee recommended cryptocurrencies that he was paid to promote, while falsely denying “he was being paid by the issuers.”

“McAfee leveraged his fame to make more than $23.1 million in undisclosed compensation” by recommending at least seven initial coin offerings or ICOs to his Twitter followers, the SEC said.

McAfee’s recommendations were “materially false and misleading,” in that he tried to sell “virtually worthless” cryptocurrency tokens by encouraging investors to buy the securities without disclosing his own holdings, the SEC alleged.

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John McAfee sued by SEC for ICO promotions, arrested on U.S. tax evasion charges

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed suit against crypto investor and promoter John McAfee for his past promotion of initial coin offerings (ICOs) on social media.

Per the complaint:

“From at least November 2017 through February 2018, McAfee leveraged his fame to make more than $23.1 million U.S. Dollars (“USD”) in undisclosed compensation by recommending at least seven “initial coin offerings” or ICOs to his Twitter followers. The ICOs at issue involved the offer and sale of digital asset securities and McAfee’s recommendations were materially false and misleading for several reasons.”

Specifically, McAfee was accused of not disclosing “that he was being paid to promote the ICOs by the issuers,” that he “falsely claimed to be an investor and/or a technical advisor when he recommended several ICOs,” that he “encouraged investors to purchase the securities sold in certain of the ICOs without disclosing that he was simultaneously trying to

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John McAfee, McAfee Associates Founder, Indicted on Tax Evasion Charges

John McAfee, a computer programmer best known for his anti-virus software, has been indicted on federal tax evasion charges after allegedly hiding assets from the IRS, including real property, a vehicle, and a yacht, the Department of Justice said Monday. McAfee, the founder of McAfee Associates, has been charged with tax evasion and willful failure to file tax returns, according to an unsealed June indictment following his arrest in Spain. Prosecutors allege McAfee earned millions of dollars from promoting cryptocurrencies, consulting, speaking engagements, and selling his life story for a documentary—but failed to file tax returns from 2014 and 2018. To avoid tax liability, McAfee allegedly directed his income to several bank accounts and cryptocurrency accounts and bought several items, including real estate, a yacht, and a car. The indictment, however, does not allege McAfee received any income from the anti-virus company he once founded.

The announcement comes just hours

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‘Next’ Review: John Slattery Fights Rogue AI in Fox Drama from 24 Team

After decades of speculative fiction about technology coming to get us, “Next” wants to take it to a whole new level. What if, rather than a single piece of tech, an extremely advanced artificial intelligence program became so smart that it could hack the entire plugged-in world? What if it wasn’t just your phone coming to get you, but absolutely anything with an internet connection? In 2020, that’s a terrifying prospect, and one “Next” exploits with intense, frantic urgency.

From “24” producer Manny Coto, Fox’s “ten-episode event series” wastes no time unfolding this technological nightmare to everyone’s mounting alarm. Silicon Valley innovator Paul LeBlanc (John Slattery) immediately recognizes the malicious AI system (called “neXt”) as the threat it is, though he has trouble at first convincing FBI cyber crimes agent Shea Salazar (Fernanda Andrade) to take it seriously. After all, neXt is effectively invisible — and therefore very tricky for

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theGrio hosting a ‘Vote for Your Life’ town hall featuring John Legend, Jamie Foxx and more

The town hall will begin at 3 p.m. EST

theGrio will be hosting a two-hour town hall event this Sunday.

The live discussion will focus on issues such as voter rights, social justice, economic inclusion, other related topics. The Allen Media Group event start will start at 3 p.m. EST.

The event will stream live on this website and on theGrio’s Facebook page.

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“This election is an extremely important event for America and especially for Black America,” Byron Allen, Founder/Chairman/CEO of Allen Media Group/Entertainment Studios, said.

“The most powerful way to stop the genocide against Black America is to vote. Simply put, vote for your life!!!”

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The conversation will be hosted by theGrio’s Vice President of Digital Content Natasha S. Alford and feature John Legend, April Ryan, Stevie Wonder, Jamie Foxx and more.

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