The Roc Nation School of Music, Sports & Entertainment will begin enrolling students for the fall 2021 semester.
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."
Carolina Panthers safety and activist Eric Reid joined a chorus of Twitter users questioning the partnership, calling it "disingenuous."
“Money, time and lives are wasted with the current policies," said Jay-Z in a statement.
Hov scores another business venture.
Prince's label says Jay-Z's company illegally offered the late musician’s songs on its music streaming service.
And so ends the once promising Rita Ora experiment, at least as far as the Roc is concerned. When she signed a five album