Sokoni Tacuma Karanja (Lathan Johnson) (born January 7, 1940 in Topeka, Kansas) is a child development expert, and President and CEO of the Center for New Horizons.
|Born||January 7, 1940|
Topeka, Kansas, U.S.
|Alma mater||Washburn University|
University of Denver
University of Cincinnati
Clark Atlanta University
He graduated from Topeka High School in 1958, from Washburn University with a B.A. in 1961, from the University of Denver with a master's degree in psychology, from Atlanta University with a master's degree in social work, from the University of Cincinnati with a master's degree in community planning, and from Brandeis University with a Ph.D. degree in urban policy, where he was assistant dean of students, in 1971. 
He was on the board of Woods Fund of Chicago. In 2004, he was arrested by police, but the charges were dismissed. He is married to professor Ayana Karanja; they have five children.
- ^ "Centers for New Horizons".
- ^ "The HistoryMakers". Archived from the original on 2006-04-08. Retrieved 2010-04-29.
- ^ HighBeam
- "Video Oral History Interview with Sokoni Karanja", History Makers, January 7, 2005