At Life’s End Filipino Care Decisions Rely on God, Family, Home

INQUIRER.net/New America Media , News Feature, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Posted: Sep 25, 2013

For Filipino immigrants facing life's end, their reliance on religion, family and home in making health decisions can challenge providers of palliative care.




More Filipino Americans Will Need Palliative Care

Inquirer.net/New America Media, News Feature, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Posted: Sep 18, 2013

Palliative care will be increasingly important for the growing number of older Filipino Americans, but so far few take advantage of comfort care at the end of life.




Beware of Foreclosure Scams, Warn Housing Nonprofits

Inquirer.net, News Report, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Posted: Aug 18, 2013

There is a growing epidemic of foreclosure rescue scams across California, many of them targeting minority and limited-English speaking communities.




Gun Violence Among Asian Youth Down, But Pain Remains

New America Media, News Analysis, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Posted: Apr 15, 2013

Gun violence is down among Asian youth in the U.S., but violence and youth justice issues persists in struggling newer populations from Southeast Asia.




Social Paranoia Feeds U.S. Gun Culture

New America Media, Commentary, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Posted: Dec 27, 2012

A lack of confidence in the state and the belief that the individual is the final guarantor of safety fuels America's rampant gun culture.




Q&A: Ben Jealous Getting NAACP Back Into Fighting Form

New America Media, Interview, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Posted: Nov 16, 2012

NAACP president Ben Jealous spoke to NAM about the recent election and the organization's strategy as it enters its second century.




Could Catholics Tip the Balance for Death Penalty Repeal?

New America Media, News Report, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Posted: Oct 16, 2012

Proponents of the initiative to repeal the death penalty are praying that the Catholic Church might make a difference.




After 18 Years of “Three Strikes,” Are Californians Ready for a Change?

New America Media, News Report, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Posted: Sep 03, 2012

Shifting attitudes toward prison reform, coupled with a terrible economy, may result in California voters approving Prop.36 in November.




Prop. 34 Would End Calif. Death Penalty

New America Media, News Report, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Posted: Aug 21, 2012

A report that the death penalty cost California $4 billion, plus increasing exonerations have built support in the fall election to end executions.




Survey: CA’s Ethnic Minorities Want State to Act Now on Global Warming

New America Media, News Report, Rene Ciria-Cruz, Posted: Aug 08, 2012

A California survey shows Latinos and blacks are eager for government to enact global warming and greenhouse gas reduction laws.