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Portia S. Cole

Writer & Editor

Location icon United States

Portia S. Cole is a Rowan University alumna with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and specialization in print and online media. She has written for publications such as Un-ruly.com, The Courier Post, Kiwibox.com, The Current Newspaper, The Cape May Gazette, Ocean City Gazette, BlackGirlLongHair.com and BlackHairInformation.com.

Portia has an insatiable craving for keeping up with what’s current, but she also enjoys traveling and home décor.

For a glimpse of her versatile writing portfolio, take a look at some of her work below.

Portfolio
Un-ruly
08/19/2020
7 Black Sommeliers You Should Be Following On Instagram | Un-ruly

The wine industry has been so exclusive for so many years, it's important to recognize that there are brown faces who are trying to educate, advise, and understand the value of their influence. Here are 7 sommeliers and wine educators to follow on Instagram.

Un-ruly
07/15/2020
Tyler Clark Quit Her Corporate Job to Become an Artist | Un-ruly

By: Portia Cole | Photo Credit: @InspireByTyler Hailing from Chicago, Tyler Clark, 27, has been making waves on Twitter and Instagram through her mixed media 3D and 1D artwork that focuses heavily on black beauty. She's created pieces for Chance the Rapper and other celebrities and currently has work on display at Essence magazine's headquarters.

Feature Articles

Shore News Today
Always looking for a laugh

Longtime Collier's employee says goodbye after 41 years CAPE MAY - Regulars at Collier's Liquor Store probably know Daniel Anderson Sr better known to customers and loved ones as Dan or Danny They might remember some of his jokes through the years too The 69 year old Cape May resident has been an employee at Collier's for 41 years but his

Courier-Post
03/24/2015
Courier-Post South Jersey News Section

Steve Parkell of New Egypt shows his number as he awaits his turn at Thursday's casting call. "After 25 years working in state prison,' Parkell says, "I can survive anything.' Michelle Radabaugh's ex-husband told her that she wouldn't last five minutes on the CBS-TV's popular reality show, Survivor.

Shore News Today
Church reaches out to youth, officers

Breakfast one step in dialogue with local law enforcement CAPE MAY - After Macedonia Baptist Church in Cape May held a special service for the black youth at the church Rev Kathleen Smallwood Johnson wanted to follow it up with a different event and start a dialogue between members of the church and local law enforcement The first event was held

Shore News Today
Chick-fil-A fans show their appreciation

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP - There are protests all over the world every day and for any cause that you can imagine Usually they involve large crowds holding posters and chanting some kind of objection or promise to the masses They rarely involve the simple activity of eating chicken &nbsp However some patrons of a Chick fil A in Egg Harbor Township

Shore News Today
Ocean City VFW, Sunshine Foundation surprise child with Disney trip

OCEAN CITY - The Sunshine Foundation and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ferguson Foglio Post 6650 of Ocean City made one child's dream come true on Friday Jan 16 Fourteen year old Jacyn Pisieczko of Lower Township who was diagnosed with severe autism was presented with an all expenses paid trip to Walt Disney World by the members of the VFW

Shore News Today
Heroin epidemic has reached children as young as 12, prosecutor's office says

Heroin epidemic has reached children as young as 12, prosecutorâs office says Disposing of prescription drugs seen as key for parents LOWER TOWNSHIP â Cape Assist held a âParents in the Knowâ workshop at Lower Cape May Regional High School last week, instructing residents on how they can keep their children and other loved ones away from prescription drugs and heroin.

Beauty and Style Articles

Blackgirllonghair
08/02/2014
Get the Look! Two Naturals Who Chopped Length for Shorter Do's

The natural hair community is larger than ever and long, luscious, strands are what most women covet. Every woman is watching and waiting for any product that can help them grow their hair to unimaginable lengths. There's always a company toting a pill, oil, or cream that will allegedly give their consumer the longest hair they've ever had in their life.

Blackgirllonghair
02/08/2015
30 Quirks Every Naturalista Can Relate To

I was sitting at home one day and started thinking about all of the natural hair oddities that have been discussed amongst natural women over the years. Yes, natural hair is awesome and most of us wouldn't change our decisions to be natural for anyone.

HuneyBFlyy
04/24/2014
Best Foundation for Women of Color: IMAN

For the past few months I have been experimenting with different foundations. MAC's Studio Tech used to be my holy grail until I discovered IMAN'S Second to None Cream to Powder Foundation for just $16. This was about half of what I was paying for MAC. This foundation is AMAZING!

Black Hair Information
01/29/2015
Need A Trim? Here Are 4 Ways To Trim Your Natural Hair

When it comes to trimming or dusting the ends of your natural hair, things aren't as complicated as they might seem. Sure your hair is delicate and doesn't lay in one direction, but the rules for trimming naturally curly and kinky hair are not too much different from trimming hair that's straight.

Blackgirllonghair
09/03/2014
4 Instagram Naturals Who Use Heat and Maintain Healthy Hair

With the summer ending and fall on our heels, it's nice to see some natural ladies showcase the versatility of their hair. Some may not agree, but it's totally possible to flat iron, blow dry, and use a curling iron on your hair and still maintain your hair's health.