Congratulations Author ElTyna McCree

Congratulations to Author Reverend ElTyna McCree on and her debut writing project. She drew a nice crowd at the book release and her presentation was awesome! Thanks to everyone who came out to support. Click the link below and order your  autographed copy  of

“Oh What A Ride!” today.

Visit Octopus Literary Salon at 2101 Webster Street in Oakland, and pick up a copy of “Oh! What A Ride! 50 Years In The Airline Travel Industry” by ElTyna McCree. 


Executive Sponsor Commercial


Become an Executive Sponsor for the What’s In a Name Movie premiere receive:

  • a commercial for your business that runs in the movie preview
  • receive your business logo on signage of step and  repeat for the red carpet
  • 2 VIP All Access passes to the premiere and after party
  • Priority seating
  • Front of Line privileges
  • an ad in the program
  • email inquiries to 

  • Executive Sponsors 

Alyce On Grand, 3223 Grand Avenue,  Oakland, CA. 94610

Inter-City Services, 3269 Adeline Steet, Berkeley, CA 94703 

Casting Continues for What’s In A Name

FB_IMG_1454975475200 Saturday, February 27th, 10:30am-12:30pm

Guice Christian Academy 

6925 International Blvd 

Oakland, CA. 94612 

Union and NonUnion actors welcome

Casting call for Union roles:
Uncle Pablo, African American 18-25, 2 days at ULB rate.
Melanie, African American, 18-25 2 days at ULB rate.

Lead role:
Opal, African American, must be able to play 12yrs and 18yrs, 5 days at ULB rate.

Casting call for Non Union roles:
Several roles for schools scenes, all ethnicities, ages 12-18.

Email headshots and resumes to


Habari Gani! is the official Kwanzaa  greeting which translates into, “What’s  the news of the day?” The answer depends on the Kwanzaa principle of the day.

Kwanzaa is a seven day celebration of African and African-American heritage. it  begins December 26th and ends January 1st.  Each of the seven days corresponds to one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa:  Umoja = Unity, Kujichagulia=Self Determination, Ujima=Collective Work & Responsibility, Ujamaa=Cooperative Economics, Nia= Purpose, Kuumba = Creativity, and Imani=Faith.

In celebration of KWAANZA,  Ms. Lva’s Books & More will be hosting our first annual KWAANZA BOOK FAIR. Our goal is to celebrate literacy, as we promote  African American publishers and bookstores, and highlight African American books and authors.

Browse our collection and you will find a variety of topics from authors of all genres. We have fiction and non-fiction, classics and contemporary, history, mystery, romance, poetry, urban fiction, Christian fiction and children’s books just to name a few.

African Americans are the most prolific group of people in the United States and the most studied group of people in the world.

Know your history; know yourself.

Happy Kwanzaa!

Ms. Lvas Books &More 

Attend A Live Table Read for “What’s In A Name”

Movie backers will get an exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ look at the making of the “What’s In A Name” movie. They will attend a Live Table Read with actresses cast in the movie as well as a Q & A session with members of the production team. Special perks for everyone in attendance. Light refreshments will be served.

Seating is limited so RSVP today by clicking this link and selecting the ‘Attend A Live Table Read’ perk

Tuesday, October 27th at 7:00pm

Alyce On Grand

3223 Grand Avenue

Oakland, CA


What’s In A Name IndieGoGo Update

We launched the “What’s In A Name” movie IndieGoGo campaign September 28th. In 7 days we have raised $640 towards our goal. We still have 53 days to reach our goal. Support by clicking the link below and leaving a donation before November 25th. This week’s featured donation is the Cameo In The Film perk for backers of $200.  You can leave a donation of any amount;  every donation helps us reach our goal.  You can also help us reach our goal by telling a friend about our campaign.

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