Ermias Ekube was born in 1970, in Addis Ababa , Ethiopia. He co-founded the Asmara School of Fine Arts in 1994, the first of its kind after liberation, where he taught painting for one year. He enrolled for four years at the Addis Ababa College of Fine Arts and Design, studied painting, drawing, sculpture and graphics art, majoring painting (DFA in 1990). Besides giving short art work-shops and art courses, Ermias exhibitsregularly with 2D and 3D mediums in different techniques, in Asmara, which inspires many contemporary young artists in the city.
Ermias currently lives and works in Nairobi.
See more of his artwork here.
“A lot of people just look and see skin color. I’ve actually had people ask me was I Black or was I White first. A White gentleman came up to me and said ‘I thought you might be White, but then I saw your lips.’ One girl said to me ‘I’ve been wanting to ask you this question, but I didn’t feel comfortable asking you because I thought that you might be offended, but are you Black or are you White?’ And I was just like, ‘Well, I’m always Black.’ When we were done with the meat of the conversation, she laughed and said something about my hair and my butt gave it away. People definitely let you know that they view being Black as being very literal – the amount of pigment you have. ‘Your skin is White, therefore you’re White. Or are you?’
— Sembene McFarland
© 2012 Black Fiya Work
its not fucked up that i think she’s really fit right?
Members of Ukrainian feminist group Femen staged protests across Europe as they called for a “topless jihad.” The demonstrations were in support of a young Tunisian activist named Amina Tyler. Last month, Tyler posted naked images of herself online, with the words “I own my body; it’s not the source of anyone’s honor” written on her bare chest. The head of Tunisia’s “Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice,” reportedly called for Tyler to be stoned to death for her putatively obscene actions, lest they lead to an epidemic. Tyler has since gone quiet, leading some to fear for her safety.
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