While it is not a hidden fact that these are some revered reverends, what remains under wraps is that every few years, our sources say, BP hold a secret election and a Reverend is elected to be the Emperor of Black People. This is in contrast to the electoral college and election antics that precede the event in white America. The BP have embraced a system of secrecy in the election process, so outsiders cannot taint the process. There is no mail, no television commercials, no internet advertisements, no newspaper articles. BP just know, without any intervention, that it is time to elect the new Emperor.
Most recently, Reverend Jerimiah Wright emerged as the new Emperor of Black People. If you recall this happened overnight, and by great surprise to the American people as a whole. Our sources are still unsure of when the previous sitting Emperor, Reverend Al Sharpton, abdicated the throne; but there are suspicions that the recent run-in with the law was enough cause dissent and BP decided to hold another secret election.
From what we can tell, only those with the title of Reverend are eligible to hold this office. This explains why Barack Obama decided to run for President instead, and why Bill Cosby was never eligible; back when he was still considered field-ready and not in the house.
So congratulations to the new Emperor of Black People, Reverend Jerimiah Wright, on this festive occasion.