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Executive Producer/Owner/Host of Independent Underground
News & Talk - Monica Ross-Williams (Monica RW)
Executive Producer, Political Commentator, Public Speaker and Writer Monica RW (Monica Ross-Williams) is a lifelong resident of the state of Michigan and proud Michigander.

Monica started former ROJS News (Reach Out Job Search News) April 2008, now named Independent Underground News & Talk, offering an prolific informational resource for long-term unemployed job seekers.

She was honored with a personal invite to stand beside Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) for efforts to pass the Emergency Unemployment Extension Act of 2011 - HR-589.


Independent Underground News & Talk (IUNT) was a finalist for the prestigious Best Political Blog - Black Weblog Awards in 2013. IU News & Talk's commentary articles

Photo Credit-Black Weblog Awards
IU News & Talk was a 2013 Finalist for
Best News & Politics Site
are currently syndicated by Heritage Media of Southeastern Michigan.

Monica's prior speaking/punditry engagements includes NPR's Talk of the Nation, Huff Post LIVE on Detroit Pension Crisis and Talking Politics at Work and the New York Times.

Other published writings and photographic works of Monica RW includes The Macomb Daily, The Oakland PressThe News-Herald Downriver, Press and Guide Dearborn, Detroit Job Search ExaminerYahoo NewsPatch.comBright-Hub, Free Speech Radio News and the former Ann Arbor.com newspaper, now M-Live.com - Ann Arbor.

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Take a minute to listen to Monica dynamic and raw opinions in her demo reel here:




Monica expanded her roles to serve Executive Producer/Host of Michigan's TOP POLITICO Podcast Independent Underground Radio LIVE (IUNT). The show covers Michigan & National politics, breaking news, community empowerment and financial matters -- since October 2010 from a Independent-Progressive Left political point of view.
Photo Credit - ROJS Media, LLC IURL Host/Executive Producer Monica RW and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA)
Photo Credit - ROJS Media, LLC
IURL Host/Executive Producer Monica
RW and Congresswoman Barbara Lee
(D-CA)
As THE TOP African-American owned and operated politics program in Michigan, over 1 Million listeners tuned into Independent Underground Radio LIVE during 2014 alone. Monica RW has conducted over 400 interviews with political leaders, activists, experts and citizens on a variety of subject manners since 2010. 

Since, the program humble beginnings in 2010, IU Radio LIVE has achieved over 3 Million lifetime listens and downloads.
Photo Credit - ROJS Media, LLC IURL Host/Executive Producer Monica RW and Past President of the NAACP Ben Jealous
Photo Credit - ROJS Media, LLC
IURL Host/Executive Producer Monica
RW and Past President of the NAACP
Ben Jealous
IURL's syndicated internet based podcast is available on TuneIn Radio, Stitcher on DemandiTunes, Soundcloud, Blog Talk Radio, Learn Out Loud and Blubrry Networks, reaching over 20 million potential listeners. 


Photo Credit - ROJS Media, LLC IURL Host/Executive Producer Monica RW and 2014 Green Party U.S. Senate Cnadidate Chris Wahmoff during a Live Remote Podcast with TYT Detroit.
Photo Credit - ROJS Media, LLC
IURL Host/Executive Producer Monica
RW and 2014 Green Party U.S. Senate Cnadidate
Chris Wahmoff during a Live Remote Podcast
with TYT Detroit.
As a well-sought after political analyst, Monica RW's thoughts and opinions on Michigan and National politics has been shared on National Public Radio (NPR),
HuffPost LIVE, the Ed Schultz Radio Show, Stand Up Live Radio with Cynthia Johnson, PRN's Leid Stories with Utrice Reid, Jimmy Lee Underground Radio and the bi-weekly commentary podcast program on Blog Talk Radio -- Independent Underground Radio LIVE.



In 2013, Monica RW briefly worked as the Communications Director for former Executive Director of the Michigan Legislative Black Caucus and State House Representative Fred Durhal, Jr. (D-Detroit) former Mayoral campaign. 

Photo Credit - ROJS Media, LLC IURL Host/Executive Producer Monica RW and Past President of the UAW Bob King
Photo Credit - ROJS Media, LLC
IURL Host/Executive Producer Monica
RW and Past President of the UAW Bob King
Monica RW has a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree - concentration in Organizational Leadership, and Undergraduate degree in Business Administration. Previously, she served as Recording Secretary for the New West Willow Neighborhood Association (NWWNA) 501.c.3 non-profit and Governmental Advisory Board Member for six years. 
Photo Credit - ROJS Media, LLC
IURL Host/Executive Producer Monica
RW and Past President of the DCCC, former
Vermont Governor, Dr. Howard Dean 
Currently Monica RW holds as one of nine Elected Officials as Park Commissioner in Ypsilanti Township, and serves as Political Advisory Committee Chairperson for the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Black Chamber of Commerce - a local branch of the Michigan Black Chamber.
Photo Credit - ROJS Media, LLC
IURL Host/Executive Producer Monica
RW and U.S. Senator from Michigan
Debbie Stabenow( (D)
On a personal note, Monica RW hobbies include monitoring two adult children, taking care of her great husband, taking care of her cat Peaches and reading various resources. 

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