This is a mural by an artist named Bruce "Shakur" White near the corner of Oretha Castle Haley and Martin Luther King Boulevards. It is meant to complement and comment on a sculpture by Frank Hayden that sits in the neutral ground there on MLK. I took this picture in April of 2006.
I also have some close ups of the accompanying text. I included them in this post back in January which also addresses the fact that the mural was removed when the building it hung on was renovated in accordance with the ongoing "revitalization" of the OCH corridor. Here is a look at the same wall just last week.
Like a lot of new New Orleans, it looks nice. But it's clearly missing something.