Old tweets showing two young Black men at a Chicago-based organization getting their hair cut for a "better life" sparked criticism on Twitter.
Colin Kaepernick tweeted about capitalism and the oppression of Black people hours after the new program was announced.
Critics question the rapper's social justice initiative with the league, pointing out that team owners blacklisted the former quarterback for protesting.
The activist also thanked his friend Eric Reid amid recent news of Jay-Z's partnership with the NFL: "You never turned your back on me or the people."
MTV host Nessa Diab, who is in a relationship with the former 49ers quarterback, said the partnership gives her feelings of "disgust" and "disappointment."
Carolina Panthers safety and activist Eric Reid joined a chorus of Twitter users questioning the partnership, calling it "disingenuous."
"I don't think Jay was that interested," the "Good Place" actress said.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex met with Beyoncé and Jay-Z on Sunday at "The Lion King" premiere in London.
The rapper's assets in fashion, music and art have pushed him past the billion-dollar mark, according to the magazine.
Beyoncé and "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke received a warm welcome at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.
"I never dreamed he’d get killed in a place that he called home," the music mogul rapped during his performance.
"The Daily Show" host stepped up as the rapper's one-man security detail at the NAACP Image Awards.
The iconic hip-hop artist and media mogul is being honored for his commitment to "shedding light on the issues that plague the black community."
The registry “honors the music that enriches our souls,” Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden said Wednesday.
The Carters will be presented with the organization's Vanguard Award this month in Los Angeles.
The duo won the award for Best International Group at the ceremony.
The Carters are nominated for three Grammys this year.
The Grammy-winning artist and her husband performed at the Global Citizen Festival honoring Nelson Mandela in South Africa.