Friday, June 21, 2013

Enka singer Jero given University of Pittsburgh Medallion Award.

Via the University of Pittsburgh Asian Studies Center and Jero's blog.

Pittsburgh native and 2003 University of Pittsburgh graduate Jero (Jerome White) is presented with a University of Pittsburgh Medallion Award, given to graduates who have "brought honor to the University and whose efforts have contributed to Pitt’s progress".

For more on Jero, try Google or this 2008 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette feature. It appears to be an unwritten rule that when covering Jero one must make numerous references to rap and hip-hop because he's black. The Youngstown Vindicator outshone all others with: "Part Public Enemy, part Sinatra, part schmaltz".