Race Matters

Jussie Smollett's brother, Jocqui Smollett, is pointing fingers at the Black community for our lack of support for his brother's hate crime allegation saying, "Our community innately has a lot of homophobia in it."

While Jussie Smollett's claim of being the victim of a racist hate crime is not exactly apples-to-apples with the infamous Tawana Brawley case from more than 30 years earlier, the two instances share a number of notable -- and unfortunate -- similarities.

The "Empire" actor said he was attacked on Jan. 29, 2019. Here is the timeline of the investigation and trial to hold him accountable.

The trial for Jussie Smollett is set to start as jury selection begins Monday. The two men he allegedly paid to pose as his attackers will play an important role for prosecutors in the case.

The Chicago police is notoriously corrupt.


Chicago is relentless in pinning the "Empire" star.


She says he "intentionally" lied.


The 'Empire' star defends himself against the city, the police and more.

The actor's team is reportedly ready for a fight.

Eddie Johnson blasted the "Empire" actor now he is under investigation.

The city of Chicago appears to still be coming for Jussie Smollett.