"Black Panther" is a mass-appeal superhero movie, breaking box-office records with its dazzling special effects, heart-pumping fight scenes and charismatic characters brought to life by a predominantly black cast.
It also tells a story laden with some pretty complex and specific references that you may or may not immediately notice. Here are a few things to know after watching "Black Panther."
The Oakland connection
While most of "Black Panther" takes place in Wakanda and South Korea, we get to see Oakland, California, in 1992 and in the present day. The Bay Area city, which serves as some Wakandans' American home base, is a...