Some of these names are getting rather oxymoronic:
Black India PALE Ale - so it it black or is it pale? Lol (I know - it's black but the name is funny).
Now a 'Pale' Northern English Brown - so it is pal or is it brown?
Shouldn't we be calling 'Black IPA's' IBA? India Black Ale? Seems more fitting.
Well, guy, there are white Africans, thus there could be white African Americans...what be your point, son?
Do white people born in Africa go by something other than African? Seems we always assume African Americans are black. We even call people African American when they're from the Dominican Republic. Make sense? Of course not, friend.
I find all this labeling rather shallow and pedantic, mmmyes shallow and pedantic. Just gotta put a label on everything don't we? Gotta claim things for our own (CDA) don't we? What could be more arrogant, shallow and pedantic than the North westerners trying to claim this beer style as their own when they didn't even create it!!
Enough of this!
Like someone else said, American Black Ale, if you wanna put a label on it.